28th April and again we found ourselves back at Pippingford, this time with a much smaller crew to film the final flashbacks for the Morrighan film, ‘The Washer at the Ford” – indeed today were the Ford scenes that give the film its title. The view from base camp was glorious, as was the weather.
So we all trooped down to the very picturesque stream where we shot several encounters with the Morrighan from various points in history. The crew did a grand job ferrying the jib back and forth over the water and shielding the screen form the sun, a problem I really hadn’t expected after the wet week that had preceded the shoot!
(Mild spoilers follow)
18th May found us in a very different location. A fair portion of the film is set in Afghanistan with a military patrol and I was lucky enough to get permission to shoot at a brick quarry just 25 minutes away from where we are based.
I managed to re-unite the original members of the patrol from “The Spirit of Albion” for this film (bar one, who was working that day), so we were able to re-create the fatal patrol but in a far more authentic environment.
Sunday 19th and a much easier time, filming mostly in and around my house and just down the road at the Archway Theatre (where this whole adventure began!). We were shooting scenes to accompany a song that ends the film, as well as re-shooting the argument between the two brothers that start the whole thing. Today was also Joanne’s last day of principal photography as Morrighan, a role she has come to embody so totally for many people.
More filming coming up in June and things take a very different turn. Watch this space!