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.
April is shaping up to be a busy month with multiple projects already in the works. In addition to helping out some of our local students with a number of films, I’ll be working a bit more on a recent project for Drawn in Pen Productions. It’s under wraps for now, but I’ll tell you more about it when I can.
If you’re interested in learning a bit more about zero budget short films, take some time to visit the fine group of young people at RTS Futures NI for Zero Budget Filmmaking: A How-to Guide on April 11 at 7 p.m. at QUB. I’ll be there, along with Thomas Scott and Steve Earley, giving a short seminar on production and etiquette when working with unpaid acting talent.
Also happening this month, several of the short films I’ve been in during previous months will be showing at the Belfast Film Festival. You can catch Her Very Own (by Dominic Curran) in Shorts Competition Programme 2, at noon (QFT)
Later that day, you can watch two more short films I had the pleasure of taking a part in. Both Violet (by Madeline Graham & Christopher Whiteside) and the award winning short The Invention (by Leo McGuigan) will be showing in Shorts Competition Programme 4 at 4:15 p.m. (QFT)