Pleased to be supplying the extras to ‘Soundtrack to Sixteen’ directed by Hillary Shakespeare, a coming-of-age romantic film set against the backdrop of A-level exam stress and teenage awkwardness.
Maisy is a self-conscious 16-year-old troubled by her romantic inexperience, having not yet had her first kiss. She tries hard to change her reputation but her social cluelessness causes her to constantly embarrass herself. Meanwhile Ben, an offbeat teenager desperate to prove his intellectual ability, is struggling to adjust when A-levels prove to be much harder than expected.
Each with their own obstacles, the two find themselves becoming more and more isolated until they meet by chance one night on a bus. By finding a friend in one another, they attempt to piece their lives back together before facing their biggest challenge yet: exam season.
Produced by Ben Jacques who we worked with on ‘Anomaly’ and contacted me last year to supply the extras on ‘Green Street Hooligans’ ‘Soundtrack to Sixteen’ portrays the struggles that every normal sixteen-year-old goes through and how painful these seemingly small dramas can be.
So on Thursday 4th July this week it was back to Wimbledon Studios home of the long running ITV police drama ‘The Bill’ but its also a place I have spent many a time on set on various films/productions and must admit I was looking forward to it bringing back fond memories. Previously I had worked on films such as ‘Jack Falls’ and ‘Rise of a White Coller Hooligan’ to name a couple but today was also going to be special as would be working with who I like to think when it comes to putting together a production I call them ‘The A Team’ Ok the A Team wasn’t going to be reunited today but we did have one of its leaders and thats 1st Assistant Director James Nunn who I have worked with on a dozen films such as ‘Cockneys vs Zombies (CvZ)’ ‘Screwed’ ‘Offender’ ‘How to Stop Being A Loser’ and most recently ‘Anomaly’, James is now an award winning director for his film ‘Tower Block’ and we just finishing filming ‘Green Street Hoolighans’ Also making up the team would be 3rd Assistant Director from ‘CvZ’ a lovely women called Brash and the line producer of the film Mark Birmingham. We had runners that joined us so was looked forward to been back on set with them and the supporting artists for the new Coca Cola viral which would be directed by Simon Aboud who also directed a film we supplied the extras to last year called ‘Comes a Bright Day starring Timothy Spall.
Want to say a special thanks to Amy Beales who again as proved a real team player organising the call times for the extras today and to all the extras for doing such a fantastic job.