Friday 8 November 2013

The Local is live!

And with the push of a button, The Local is now live and viewable on YouTube!

As time goes on and views go up, we'll also be making some special features like the Soundtrack and Outtakes available, so Like the video and Share it with anyone who'll listen!

Enormous thanks are due again to everyone who was involved with the production, and to all of you who've watched, Liked and shared our films so far.

Monday 4 November 2013

The Local - release date set!

Well, you've heard the name plenty by this point, and now it's almost time - we're proud to announce that The Local will be available publicly on YouTube this Friday, November 8th!

This is a project I'm very proud of - everyone who worked on it was fantastic, and we can't wait for you to see it!

We've put a (very) brief teaser up as a sneak peek, so please take a look, and as always, Like and Share as much as you can! Help us get the word out, and make sure as many people as possible come watch on Friday!

Friday 18 October 2013

Need to Know: the finale

Here we are, at last - the final episode of Need to Know. You can also check out the entire series, if you haven't already caught up!  We really hope you enjoyed the series as much as we enjoyed making it - if you did, please Like and Share!

We'll have more news on other projects soon - until then, thanks for watching!

Friday 11 October 2013

Monday 30 September 2013

Need to Know: Playlist

We've got all the currently-finished episodes of Need to Know set up in a playlist over on YouTube, so if you want to watch (or share) the series so far, you just need to hop over here!

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Need to Know: release schedule

Good news, everyone!  We're pleased to announce that Need to Know will begin "airing" on YouTube this Friday at 1pm (UK time), and there'll be a new episode at the same time every week, for the next six weeks.  You can subscribe to our YouTube channel for immediate notification when the series updates, and we'll also get the links up on this site ASAP after they go live.

We can't wait to hear what you think!

Friday 6 September 2013

Trailer: Need to Know

Big News!  We've just released the teaser trailer for Need to Know into the wilds of YouTube!  It's 38 seconds of awesome, so go watch it, share it with everyone you know, and tell us what you think in the comments, or your social network of preference!

Editing continues on the series itself, so stay tuned for news on the first episode proper!

Tuesday 27 August 2013

New Project: Need to Know

If you've been following us on Facebook or Twitter, then you'll already know that we've started on another project - this time a web series!  We spent two days shooting last week, and everything has now started being assembled for editing.

First up, we're going to try and get a teaser put together to let everyone know that Need to Know is coming, and hint at what to expect; after that, we'll be releasing each of the episodes into the wild on a regular basis (schedule to be determined - watch this space!).

We're really excited to let everyone see what we've put together, but for now I just want to thank our awesome DP, Mat Cooper, our excellent cast, Vincent Jerome & Amy Matts, and everyone else who had a hand in making sure the shoot ran smoothly!

Tuesday 2 July 2013

New Short: Time For Regret

Well, the shortlist for the 24 Hour Film Race has been published, and unfortunately Ninchilla Films' entry didn't make the cut.  I'm still really proud of what we managed to accomplish in the timeframe, though (especially considering there were only three of us!), so Time For Regret has now been made public on YouTube!

Work continues on our next project, too, so look out for more updates in the coming weeks!

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Long Time No Etc.

It's been a while since our last update, but that doesn't mean nothing's been happening!  In the weeks since finishing up The Local, we've submitted the film to several festivals, and are waiting to hear word back.  Who knows?  Maybe when you finally see it, it'll be on the big screen!

We also took part in this year's 24-hour Film Race, which involved writing, shooting, editing and scoring a three-and-a-half minute film in under 24 hours.  At 3am local time, they provided us with a theme (Time Travel), a prop (an egg), and an action (crumpling a piece of paper) to base the film around, and we got our entry, Time for Regret, submitted with moments to spare!

Writing and planning also continues on future projects, which we'll share with you as soon as possible!

Thanks for following our progress - we hope you like what we've done so far, and what we do in future!

Friday 3 May 2013

The Local update #5 - COMPLETE!

Long time no update, but NEWS FLASH: the epicture is cut, the sound is mixed, and the colour is graded - The Local is finished!

Discs and covers have been printed (and looking awesome!), so the first festival submissions are getting under way.

I'd just like to once again thank our great cast (Kevin Keenan, Martin McCann, and Justin Davis), our DP Paul Christie, Jennifer Bowman for makeup, and an additional hooray to Chris Packman for the quick turnaround on colour grading.

There's no plan yet for a YouTube appearance, but we will get it released into the wild at some point - until then, watch this space for further updates!

Saturday 9 March 2013

The Local update #4 - That's a wrap!

The dust has settled now on our shoot for The Local, and we're ready to move into post-production next week!

We started off at our first location (Moyola Park Golf Club) just after 10am, got the cast made up (huge thanks to Jen Bowman!) and started running through the first scene.  The three guys worked really well together - Kevin Keenan as Dave, Martin McCann as Alfie, and Justin Davis as Brick - and it was a joy to just listen to their interpretations of the script and their characters.  We shot all 9 angles of the scene before 5pm, and then packed up to move on to our second location, for the third scene - which involved waiting for dark.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

The Local update #3 - The Shoot

No updates in a while, I know, but today's the day!  We're heading down to the first location soon, to meet up with the great cast & crew we've assembled, and make a (short) movie!  This is just a brief note for now, but we'll try and have some more updates through the day on Twitter, and a proper report tomorrow.

Friday 8 February 2013

The Local update #2

This one's turning out to be a little bit bigger than I expected when I first wrote it.  Survival was shot on a Handycam with a shoestring budget and a cast & crew of volunteers, but The Local is shaping up to be up in the lofty realms of micro-budget, and we're looking at hiring just about everything - cast, crew, and equipment.

This week, we've hired a camera to shoot some tests and get to know some higher-end gear.  Next week: MEETINGS, and an educational trip to London.

The end result of all this effort will be a film about half the length of Survival, but that'll look as good as anything else that's out there, and the extra experience we're getting will help a lot with tackling the bigger projects on the horizon.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Casting call: The Local

-- Casting is now COMPLETE --

Help us get the word out!

We're looking for 3 actors to play the leads in The Local, which we're aiming to shoot in Northern Ireland in late February/early March.

All characters are male, and in their late 20s or early 30s.  The nationalities mentioned are an ideal, not a requirement.

Irish, medium build, average-looking; the sort of guy who wouldn't get noticed in a room on his own, never mind in a crowd. Worries easily, and tends to overthink things.

Scottish, fairly tall, big build. Short or shaved hair. He takes nothing too seriously - especially not his friends - and has a fondness for action movies.

English, tall, thin, smartly dressed. Alfie considers himself the intellectual of the group, and he probably is.

Monday 7 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Well, holidays are over, and we're back in the office again.  I hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year, that you all got what you wanted and haven't broken your resolutions already.  

I've promised myself that I'll have something to share with you all soon - so watch this space!