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The Field – The Big Première!

Sunday, 6th October, 2013, 4pm. We turn up to the Albemarle Centre in Hull for the showing of our new film ‘The Field’ to cast, crew, family and friends and there is already a large crowd of people waiting. Half an hour later and the reception is full of people eagerly awaiting our film! Best not let them down then…

The day before, myself (Joe) and Callum were on BBC Radio Humberside promoting ‘The Field’ and local filmmaking in Hull. We arrived nice and early (Up early? A shocker I know!) for our 8:45 slot. Luckily we got longer on air than we should have done – a good ten minutes slot. We got some good feedback from it, with a number of people getting in touch offering locations for future films and events to promote our work.

We also released a short interview with some of the cast and crew, talking about the film’s story. Check it out below:

The Sunday arrived, the posters had been printed and mounted on the walls. We had about 100 – 120 guests. The actors all turned up with their families – the kids in the film were all looking especially dapper!

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A great turn out for our film’s première!

45 minutes later. There had been laughs. There had been jumps. There had been some freaking out. ‘The Field’ was a huge success! Everyone loved it! We had some great feedback from people telling us how great the picture quality was, the story, the sound effects, the music, the acting and the effects! Everyone stuck around afterwards, talking about what was in the field at Old Joe’s Farm. All-in-all it was a huge success!

A big thank you us for everyone that turned up to see it. Also a huge, huge, thanks to everyone that has been involved in making ‘The Field.’

Next stop – festivals. Let’s see if we can unleash the challenge at ‘The Field’ on to the rest of the world! Watch this space…

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‘The Field’… The End?

Joe, Jade, Matt and Kane

Joe, Jade, Matt and Kane

It’s been 10 months. We’ve battled snow and sleet. Pushed on through wind and rain. Conquered heat-waves and glaring sunlight. No, we haven’t been doing some mad trek across the globe – this is just the mix of weather we have faced in England this last year as we’ve been making out newest film ‘The Field’.

We are now happy to say that, after all that time and all of the hard work that has been involved, ‘The Field’ is finally complete. Yes, in the last few days we fixed any discrepancies we had in the visuals and the sounds. We wrote our opening and end credits and we created our Berry Productions Logo to top and tail the film. Complete. Bliss.

Except of course for rendering. Anyone that has ever made a film in the digital world will understand what I mean by the term rendering. Anyone that doesn’t… it’s a bit like waiting for a bath to run. You really want this bath, in fact you can’t do anything until you have a bath. And as it turns out this bath is huge and takes a really long time to fill!

Callum and Ben

Callum and Ben

Rendering aside, we’re good to go! Go with what? Well first things first we have a Première of the film this Sunday 6th October in our hometown of Hull, East Yorkshire, UK. If you’re in or around Hull on that date, feel free to come along. Click on this lovely little link to take you to our Facebook event for more info. If you’re reading this past that date, we’ll be having another showing in Hull so please keep a check with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Now the hard work begins. Promoting our film is the next step and it’s a HUGE one. We’re going to hit all the major festivals and distributors. Anything to help get ‘The Field’ seen and hopefully put us a step closer to some funding for a feature film! Any help that anyone can offer in this department will be much appreciated!

And of course, please keep watching and sharing out Teaser Trailer on YouTube, help us get to 1000 views! There will be some interviews and clips from the film coming very soon so keep checking back with us!

‘The Field’ – Character Posters

Hull is a city in the UK that is often forgotten. We’re currently in the run-up for The City of Culture and, we are beginning to get there. There are some brilliant artists, musicians, comedians, dancers and, of course, actors, living within our little city. Some of those brilliant actors have been working hard with us on our current film ‘The Field’.

We have young actors, Jade Thrustle, Matthew Duncan and Kane Meakes – upcoming kids that in the years to come could potentially become brilliant at what they do. David Aston, a brilliant older actor, is on-board, as is Joanne Gallagher who has been cast in Eden End at Hull Truck Theatre in November. Then we have our own Callum Smith and Katy D’Arcy – they don’t class themselves as actors but they do a hell of a good job!

Here are a selection of character posters from ‘The Field’ showcasing some of Hull’s finest in, what we hope people will think to be, a great little film!

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Hope you like – please share our posters and our teaser trailer – on a zero-budget we need all the help we can get!

The Field – Teaser Trailer

“This is Old Joe’s Field… and this is where the challenge takes place!” – Max, The Field.

To tease is something that all humans do. We tease each other in the playground at school. We tease dogs by pretending to throw them that invisible stick. And we tease in film, hence the teaser trailer! It’s not a full trailer that reveals characters and plot details. It is just a quick taste, a short glimpse at what is to come!

So here is our little teaser. Our full trailer will be coming soon. The actual film will be hitting the festival route so won’t be online to watch for some time – but fear not, we’ll be providing other ways for people to watch it, including some DVD give-aways!

Please help get our teaser trailer out into the world by sharing with every person you know! Please use the hashtag #TheField and/or #DareToDoTheChallenge

Thanks to all your continuing support, I hope you enjoy and please leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

The Field Posters!

Time for a treat! Here are two posters from our newest film ‘The Field’. The young actor in these posters is Kane, who plays Jacob in the film. Hopefully with these posters we can excite, intrigue and make people want to see our film!

We’ve almost got it finished. 7 months or hard work has gone into making this film. There were set backs due to snow that put us completely off track and all of the post-production has been done by just two of us, so it’s been a long slog! It’s paid off though as it is looking and sounding amazing!

Let us know what you think of the posters and please spread the world about ‘The Field’. #DareToDoTheChallenge

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Films that Inspired ‘The Field’

As we draw ever closer towards completing our newest and best ever shot film ‘The Field’, I’ve been thinking about the different films I’ve seen that have inspired our film. When I say inspired, I don’t mean the story. This is OUR story. Inspired to us means a general feel for the film.

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‘The Field’ is about a bunch of happy-go-lucky kids who come across something mysterious and potentially very dangerous. We have tried to mix elements of comedy with mystery and horror. Don’t be mistaken in thinking that this is a kids film just because its main characters are children. Although it has that childhood element to it, it is filled with some very scary scenes and quite a few jumps! But we did take inspiration from a number of kids films.

Here are some of the films we have taken inspiration from:

The GooniesGoonies

A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map. ‘The Goonies’ is one of those classic films that we all loved as kids, and still do now. It is the characters, the relationships between the children that make this film great. We’ve tried to capture a similar feel – have the children childish and fun, and work brilliantly together.

E.T.E.T.

Boy finds alien, boy befriends alien, boy helps alien get back home. We all cry. Another Spielberg classic, ‘E.T.’ , like ‘The Goonies’, captures that essence of childhood and the relationships between them. ‘E.T.’ has all the heart and emotions that we have tried to recreate between our characters and the characters they meet on their journey. Plus we have a great bike riding scene – only ours don’t fly!

The VillageVillage

The population of a small village, surrounded by woods, discover the truth about the creatures that live within the trees. M. Night Shyamalan brings us horror in a tense intriguing story. It is this feeling that we have tried to portray. We love films that don’t show too much. In ‘The Village’ you never quite see the monsters which makes it even scarier. We love being scared and have tried to portray that same sense of confusion and horror!

Super 8Super 8

A group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. J.J. Abrams brings us another group of children, on a journey of discovery. Charles in ‘Super 8’ is a bit of a knob. Max in ‘The Field’ is a bit of knob too! Inspiration from ‘Super 8’ comes again from the relationships and the mystery that the children encounter.

There are more films that have inspired us I’m sure, but these are the ones that I can think of right now (it is 11pm and I’m very tired!). These films are great, our film is hopefully going to be great too! I’m not saying our film is going to be anywhere near as good as these – as these have had big budgets and huge crews. But I am going to say that ‘The Field’ will intrigue, will make you laugh, will make you scared, will make you jump and will leave questioning… “What if…?”

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