Lamentation: Production documents

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Here are the documents that I have done for the entirity of the production of “Lamentation”:

Camden Film Office (permit)

City Of London (permit)

City Of London (permit – part 2)

Location release form (corner shop)

Actor release form (David)

Lamentation (pitch)

Overall Schedule

Overall Schedule (detailed)

Shooting Schedule (Day 1 of 4)

Shooting Schedule (Day 2 of 4)

Shooting Schedule (Day 3 of 4)

Shooting Schedule (Day 4 of 4)

Call Sheet (Day 1 of 4)

Call Sheet (Day 2 of 4)

Call Sheet (Day 3 of 4)

Call Sheet (Day 4 of 4)

Risk Assessment (House)

Public Liability Insurance


Lamentation: Day 1 (part two)!


So this is a continuation of the filming period during the first day.

After we finished filming in Hampstead High Street, we packed up all of our equipment plus bags and headed off on a 15 minute walk to the park where the second part of the filming would take place.

As we were walking past the tube station, I spotted my house mate Jessica and her boyfriend Dean who arrived just on time since they would be the two extras in our film that would be the couple.

When we arrived on location, me and Erin started to organize the picnic scene with all of the props that included the picnic mat and consequent prop food, that was food that I made the night before.

As prep finished and the extras were briefed, shooting went smoothly and rather quickly as the chemistry between the two was very apparent which worked with what me and Alex wanted. I even got excited because I had the idea of bringing grapes so that Jessica could throw them at Dean’s mouth so that he could catch it in a cute, romantic way and it actually worked visually which made me and Alex very happy.

Later on the day, Jane (the actress) arrived whilst me and the rest of cast and crew were having lunch break at a local pub near the park called “The Freemasons Arms”.

Erin was charged with meeting Jane at the tube station and walk with her to the pub as she didn’t know the area plus to help with any luggage she would bring with the change of clothing for the picnic scene. Immediately after she arrived, Jane was the life of the party! Such a lovely lady and her and David got along right off the bat, especially since it was their first time meeting in person!

The shoot went smoothly from then on as the actors took instruction quite well and weren’t afraid to be intimate when we needed them to.

Overall, it was a success and apparently everyone enjoyed my assortment of sandwiches and snacks that I made which was a bonus for the whole event.

Lamentation: Recce of the locations


Today was the day me and Alex went to both location, house and park, to scout the areas we we would potentially film in.

Firstly, we went to a park in Hampstead where I had already shot my music video, earlier in the year, so I knew how the area was visually appealing and with little to no people walking about even in the afternoon. All in all, this was a very good location to film in, if we get the permission to do so!

And afterwards, we went to Hampstead High Street to scout for a ‘corner shop’ type store that we could for our film and we, thankfully, discovered one fairly close to the tube station (an approximately 5 minute walk) so I went inside to speak to the owner and was met by a lovely lady, who was the owner’s wife, and she proved to be very approachable and actually excited with the prospect of having us film near the premises. Which me and Alex were happy with!

Here are some of the photos taken during the recce:

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Later on, me,  Alex and Ardeshir (our DoP) went to view the house location I already acquired. This is going to be the second recce for me and Alex because we had already been to the house location before but since Ardeshir wanted to also view the house prior to beginning the shoot, I decided to organize a quick visit.

This recce took about 40 minutes as we went into each of the house divisions we were going to film in, so specifically the living room, bedroom, kitchen and hallway.

Alex took photos of his own and Ardeshir also took some photos so they could individually in their Director and DoP roles, be prepared for the busy weeks of preparation ahead.

These are some of the photos Alex took during the recce of the house.

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