First video is live!
40 MONTHS AGO
Today is launch day. The first of our five comedy videos is now live. We really wanted you and the cast and crew to be the first to know. Thank you so much for being part of this and helping us to make this happen.
Here is the link to the first video I’m very excited and proud of what we’ve made. I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think be emailing me.
The other four videos will come out, as planned, every few weeks between now and December 1st, when the UN climate summit starts in Paris.
Please have a look at our brand new website – www.globalheartwarming.org Our web designer, Akasadaka, has been working long hours to get it ready. And please visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter too.
This first video was also the first one we shot. I'll never forget the day we shot it at the Thirsty Dog pub. I'd been flat out organising for days and Akasadaka had been up the night before making sandwiches until 11 pm for the cast and crew while I made up the fake crude oil beverage out of chocolate sauce and black food colouring. I was exhausted before we even began shooting, and so was Giovanni. And that morning I sat there with all of three hours of sleep in my body and watched while Giovanni called "action" and a team of people far more talented than I am started making it all happen. All I had to do was let them do it.
This is a dream coming true seeing this go out there. So, thank you. Thank you.
I am very happy to announce the release of the first of our five videos of the global heart warming project.
I want to express again all my gratitude for your contribution. Your support has allowed us to cover the basic expenses of the production.
It has been a very interesting process: coming from live theatre and with no experience of video making or film-making, I have discovered a new artistic landscape. Full of very different potentials, and with its own challenges.
The role of the actors is very different than in movement based theatre and many other aspects of the production become crucial to determine the final result: from storyboarding to the actual shooting, from light to sound, to the unbelievable amount of options that digital editing now allows. I have been in times completely excited and in times totally overwhelmed, in ways that I did not know before.
And what a feeling to watch the final result on the screen !
And what a collective experience this has been !
If you take a look at the ‘Behind the scenes’ images in our website, you will get a glimpse of our journey as a cast and crew.
So here we are, launching our first video, the Crude Ad.
Please let us know your feedback.
Thank you so much for becoming co-producers of this vision.
With gratitude and many wishes