Welcome to the SIREN blog

Read about the film progress from casting and locations to crowdfunding and festivals ….

Meet The Crew – Q&A’s

Louise Marie Cooke // Writer & Director … 15 May 2013
Laura Bellingham // Director of Photography … 18 May 2013
Victoria Wijeratne // Composer … 21 May 2013
Neil Fergusson // Editor … 24 May 2013
Anna Page // Production Designer … 28 May 2013
Elizabeth Pencavel // Assistant Director … 30 May 2013

Production Updates

Production Update! … 15 February 2013
Casting Update … 19 April 2013
Locations … 7 May 2013
Production Diary 1 … 29 May 2013
Production Diary 2 … 5 June 2013
Production Diary 3 … 15 June 2013
The Shoot … 23 June 2013
Post-Production … 15 March 2014
Behind The Scenes – Recording The Score … 2 April 2014

Production Diary 3

Location recce to the south coast

So, we only have 3 days left before we head down south to the beautiful Sussex coast to begin filming and bringing Siren to life.

A lot has happened over the last week and of course, as is the nature of low budget filmmaking, there is lots still to do. I have such a talented and supporting cast and crew though that I know we are going to end up with a beautiful film.

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Production Diary 1

Three weeks to go!

I’m currently in the process of storyboarding the film and writing up a shot list, this process has got me thinking about the story in a deeper way. Analyzing each detail and action, each bit of dialogue, and thinking about what I want to portray in each shot.

During this process I have looked to other directors. Firstly looking at the films of Pedro Almodóvar and I found this quote by him which I really like:

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Neil Fergusson // Editor

Meet the crew Q&A


Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I’m a freelance film/video editor. I mostly work in factual broadcast and film.

However I try and keep involved in smaller more ‘local’ stuff like short films and music videos, because when you work with such a small crew/group of people it can be a nice break from the more hefty (but equally rewarding) experience of editing for broadcast.

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