Dead Cat Update

Dead Cat Update

Dead Cat director Stefan has posted an update for the film on their website.  Sounds like they are several steps closer to finishing the film, but not quite there yet:

 

Where have we been?

Is the film still being made? Yes
What’s happened to it? We’re still working on it.
Why is it taking so long? Because I’m poor and I want it to be good.
Is it still called ‘Dead Cat’? At the moment yes.
Someone told me it was in the London Film Festival? They’re lying. It was however selected for a ‘panel of industry experts’ at the LFF where we presented the film and where we were with it.
How did it go? Really positive but promo’s are supposed to generate that response. They want to see the film finished and be as funny as the promo. So do we. We’re working on it.
Did you go out for two days and shoot some pick ups for the film six weeks ago? Yes. Old and new cast and crew came together for some hot magic.
What did you shoot? A couple of new scenes, one with new characters and some lovely shots of London.
What’s happened since then? Steve has been feeding what we shot into the film.
Has what you shot helped the film? Yes.
The film must be like 3 hours now with all the material you keep shooting? I hope so. It’s spiralling into a over indulgent debut epic. I plan to bore on a huge, no budget scale.
So how long is the film? How long do you want it to be?
Everyone says it should be 90mins or less… Really. The film will tell me how long it should be.
That sounds awfully pretentious. Good.
Has anyone seen it? We had a test screening of the film to 30 people two weeks ago.
Without grading and sound work? Yes.
How was showing people that? Uncomfortable.
Really, how did it go down? Again positive, apparently people laughed which is good but some interesting things were brought up that we’re trying to work on.
Like what? You haven’t seen the film so it wouldn’t make any sense telling you.
Why ‘apparently’, weren’t you there? I was there in body only.
How did you get their opinions? We had a 5 page questionnaire asking specifics about the film.
That must’ve been fun. Thankfully they all took part and gave honest critique.
How do you know it was honest? They were all filled out anonymously.
That must’ve been a good read? It was interesting.
When can we see the film? When it’s finished.
When is it going to be finished? When I say so.
When are you starting post production? A deal has almost been completed with a post house which will ensure it’s finished to the highest quality and work should start this year.
So when’s the film going to be done? We’re hoping to be done by early next year. About May. But it’s all dependent…
On what? People, time and money. What it’s always dependent on.
Does the film have music in it? No, it’s silent.
Come on… Yes, it has music. We’ve been blessed with a great selection of tracks from a top label of up and coming bands and artists that we’re feeding into the film. We also have a very talented composer who’s been working tirelessly on some lovely bits of score for the film.
Sounds interesting…
Anything you’d like to say to the cast and crew waiting for you’re clearly laborious way of working? It’s getting there, we’re almost at the final stretch. The whole team is working really hard to get it finished I promise. Just a little more patience.

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