Category: Tell it to the Bees film

A visit to the editing room

A visit to the editing room

Last week I climbed four flights of narrow stairs to a small room at (nearly) the top of a tatty building off Oxford Circus. At a large desk in front of the window: two screens and all the techie stuff for film editing. Against a side wall: lines of thumbnail photos, a short caption to …

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Tell it to the Bees all wrapped up

Tell it to the Bees all wrapped up

Forget the director, the DP, the script, the crew, the sets, the camera, the catering lorry, costumes, make-up, portaloos, SFX. Forget the actors even. I know now: films get made on gaffer tape! After five weeks, they ‘wrapped’ the filming of Tell it to the Bees last Saturday. It was an extraordinary experience, for me, …

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Filming to begin next week for Tell it to the Bees

Filming to begin next week for Tell it to the Bees

August 2017. So next week they begin filming Tell it to the Bees, somewhere north of Glasgow. I am VERY excited, and slightly weirded out. It’s a very odd experience. My fiction, and now also somebody else’s interpretation of my fiction. The two female leads are to be played by Anna Paquin:           …

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Tell it to the Bees screenplay off to the BFI

Tell it to the Bees screenplay off to the BFI

The screenplay for Tell it to the Bees has just now been delivered to the BFI, after much deliberation about the ending, in particular. I feel very fortunate that both the director, Annabel Jankel, the people at Red Production Co, and Irena Brignull, the scriptwriter, have such a strong take on the book, and that …

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