Some of the greatest rewards in acting are found among the journeys we actors are afforded into other times, other places, other personas. In April 2017, I strolled onto the breathtaking estate of Lissan House to take one such trip back in time via the set of In Another Life, a student film made by a a talented cast and crew of students from Queen’s University.
Today, I’m happy to share with you some of the behind the scenes photos, promotional still shots and the final film.
And now, on with the show! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being a part of it. A very special thanks goes out to Danielle Leslie, Daryl Shields, Andrew Shanks, Laura Cro, Rian West, Rachel Smylie, Paul Leslie, Alice Catterson, Clive Lindsay and Desmond Eastwood for all of their parts in the creation of this fabulous short film and for allowing me to be a part of it.
Time flies! It’s been over four years since I was on set with the fantastic students who created and filmed The Mountain.
It’s hard to express how rewarding I found working with the talented cast and crew on this Queen’s University student film project. Not only was it a joy to work with them, but I was thrilled for their subsequent Royal Television Society win in the category of student drama in March 2016.
I believe it’s important to give back to my community by lending a hand to just this sort of production. I always encourage my fellow actors to help out where they can with our young filmmakers or tomorrow. You’ll be rewarded mightily with creations such as this short film, which is still one of my favourites.
Just a bit of footage from a production I worked on this year with Aaron and TJ at Drawn in Pen Productions. TJ decided to have a little fun with it, so I thought I’d share it with you all here on #FrankFriday.
“…and after he lost her, he lost his mind and spent the rest of his days staring out the window…waiting for her to come home”.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that I spent the day with a fantastic group of creatives at Glenarm Harbour and several nearby locations in Northern Ireland working on a proof of concept film. It was cold. It was windy. Still, they perservered and the end result is nothing short of pure art.
‘Erin’ is the first original short film written and directed by the fabulous Connor Richmond of Dogleap Productions and filmed in collaboration with Grafters Media. It is co-produced by Connor and Jamie McBrien. It casts myself and the lovely Laura Douglas in the roles of a father and daughter struggling to accept the past in order to connect with their present and move ahead into their future. This short pilot serves as a proof of concept for a future short film set three years later, which is currently in development.
I recently attended the premiere of ‘Erin’ at The Strand Cinema and was not disappointed. It is a beautifully crafted and edited film. It is a shining example of what can be done with a small budget, a lot of talent and pure determination.
My thanks to Connor for inviting me along to be a part of this outstanding short film and to every member of the cast and crew who helped make it such a memorable experience.
Frank is very excited to be selected for the role of Violet’s father in this brilliant new short film. He is looking forward to working with the cast and crew in the coming months. You can keep up with the latest news on this project by following Violet’s Facebook page.