Credible Passion


It's been one hell of a busy summer! While finishing Undead Sun and Roxanne, Film and Video Umbrella invited me to produce Lucy Beech's Credible Passion film in Bournemouth.

Lucy's film is about an undertaker Viv, coming from a traditional family of undertakers, who sneeks into a Funeral Awards weekend. She infiltrates the world of alternative funerals awards where awards are handed out annually for such things as best grave digger - and where the tradition of male workers is replaced by women celebrants and undertakers. In any case this is no run of the mill event and Viv has quite a journey!

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It is an ambitious project shot on a very small budget with two cameras, over the course of three long days, involving underwater shots of people falling into swimming pools, but Lucy and Film and Video Umbrella pulled together a really great team. Lucy and Jamie Quantrill (DOP) worked at length to get everything planned and visualised, and the shoot itself went really well.


The first part of the film was shot in Bourneville with a skeleton crew including John Ford and Rob Crosse, Lucy's two other key collaborators on the project. And the next part was shot in the Ocean View hotel in Bournemouth, a beautiful hotel by the sea.

Again Alix Taylor found a stellar cast and the whole project came together quite swiftly. In fact the whole thing needed immense resourcefulness and was made possible by many generous voluntary contributions from both cast and crew. The Ocean View were amazingly generous too.

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The post has begun, but there is still a shoot day to go to complete the story. Susanna Chisolm and Lucy Beech have been raising more money and the shoot should be completed soon.

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