I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, and I thought I’d give you guys an update on what I’m up to.
I’m currently in South Wales, as I’ve got myself a job working as a location assistant on a feature film called Just Jim. The premise (from IMDB) - “A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbour.” It’s written, directed and starring Craig Roberts, ‘im what was in Skins and Submarine. He’s playing the aforementioned teenager, and it was announced last week that Emile Hirsch (‘im what was in Into The Wild, Milk and Lords of Dogtown) is playing the American neighbour.
We’ve just finished week 1 of 3, and I’m having a brilliant time. The hours are quite long with one day off a week, but the cast and crew are lovely and I’m learning a hell of a lot. The film is looking spectacular with really beautiful cinematography, and great acting from the cast.
On Friday I got to actually be in front of the camera, playing (shockingly enough) a photographer. My excitement and nerves could not be dulled by the drizzling rain, and I think I did a convincing job.
We’re filming all over the beautiful county of Glamorgan, and 95% of the cast and crew are Welsh, so I think I might be developing a Welsh accent through osmosis. The longer I stay in Wales the more I love it!
There’s no photos to post as they’re banned on set, but just imagine me driving around the Welsh countryside with traffic cones, fold up chairs & a bag o’ sand and you get the idea. There’s not a whole lot I can post in the way of details, but TL;DR - I’m tired but enjoying it immensely.