Monthly Archives: January 2011

Location scouting 2: Emanuel Swedenborg and free cookies

The shop below is the home of the Swedenborg Society. On the afternoon we arrived there, things had not been going well. We had been faced with a small run of hostile shops with rude owners, and had failed to … Continue reading

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Location scouting 1: Meeting Bernard Black

And so begins our photographic research/location scout for the film… To our surprise, no sooner had we arrived at the first destination of the day than we instantly recognised it as the shop from the TV series Black Books. In … Continue reading

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Concept art

Below are some of my rough sketches for the computer interface that will feature in the opening scenes of The Last Bookshop. These are a mere guide to get Alaric’s juices flowing. And below is a suggestion for how the … Continue reading

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We’re being kept out of trouble

Here are some exciting things we’re up to at the moment: – Wandering round bookshops, soaking up the atmosphere and contemplating the logistics of the location shoot – Talking to our right-hand animation wizard (Mr Adam Droy) about what CGI … Continue reading

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A bookshop owner’s wisdom

In my previous post I mentioned how Hall’s bookshop in Tunbridge Wells was a contributing inspiration for this film. Well it appears the shop is run by a Sabrina Izzard. And I was pleased to discover a 2008 interview with … Continue reading

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The Film’s premise

So, what is the idea behind this film? Several years ago, while living in Canterbury and studying a Creative Writing Degree, I had an idea. It was one of those not-quite-dreams, not-quite-thoughts that occurs when you’re lying in bed half-asleep, … Continue reading

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Writing begins

Draft one of the script is written. Well, I say draft one. It’s kind of draft 6, depending on how you look at it. I wrote this story in my head a few years ago, and have redrafted it in … Continue reading

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