Stag Night of the Dead Blog Posts Filed Under: Directors Diaries

Directors Diaries – Part 5

September 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Directors Diaries

After the horrendous start to filming, things couldn’t get any worse could they?

Oh yes. They certainly could and in this post Neil recounts the mutiny on Easter Sunday, the problems of shooting a zombie army with only ten people and how a pair of bollocks dropping off signified the end of filming.

Or did it?

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Directors Diaries – Part 4

September 1st, 2008 · Comments Off · Directors Diaries

The build up to the first Bentwaters shoot was pretty problematic but that was nothing compared with what was to come. Neil talks us through the first days shoot. A day which he refers to as the worst day of his life. A day which everyone else refers to as the Long Good Friday.

If you thought making an independent film was easy then you should have a read of this. The trials and tribulations of filmmaking all wrapped up into one bite sized chunk and believe me when I say that it gets worse. Much worse.

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Directors Diaries – Part 3

August 25th, 2008 · Comments Off · Directors Diaries

The third instalment of Neil Jones’ directors diaries looks back on the initial cast read through, the second days shooting, zombie make up tests with Ray ‘The Wrangler’ Brown, the hunt for a dwarf, the need for a bigger boat and reasons why a man called Bastardi made him cry.

You couldn’t make it up.

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Directors Diaries – Part 2

May 13th, 2008 · Comments Off · Directors Diaries

In the second part of the series Neil looks back on the continuing hunt for Marky, nearly being arrested for cottaging and the first days shoot outside the Houses of Parliament.

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Directors Diaries – Part 1

April 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off · Directors Diaries

Stag Night of the Dead director Neil Jones starts with the first instalment of his diaries as he embarks on making his first feature length movie. The trials, the tribulations, the highs and the lows. No holds barred account of making an independent feature film. If you’ve ever thought about making a movie, read this!

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