Singing in the Streets

I’ve been filming a little trailer for a new Australian musical ‘Once We Lived Here.' that will be coming to the Kings Head Theatre in Islington in April.  It’s really lovely to take in the atmosphere of live theater, so different from the behind the scenes editing that takes place in a film.

 

I have a soft spot for musicals, which is probably very unhip and uncool. But I grew up listening to them, from the oldies ‘Guys and Dolls’ to ‘Miss Saigon.’ I still think that it would be so wonderful to have a soundtrack accompanying you in real life, and every now and again the orchestra swells, and we break out into song in the street, complete with strangers acting out ensemble choreography. With all this spring rain and sun, I’m envisioning dancing between cars with brightly coloured umbrellas!

Cherry Blossom Girls

Cherry Blossom Girls

Been a while. But, I haven't felt like creating very much, and have been hibernating. But this weekend we did a shoot in a park for a little film that I've been wanting to make for a while. It's about people who are not ballet dancers dancing ballet. It's about embracing imperfection and the joy of doing something you love. An added inspiration was the cherry blossoms and the sunshine.

After making a film that was very difficult, it was so lovely to make something that was easy. Like the dancers to enjoy the process and not strive for perfection. I feel in my bones that spring has sprung!

Cherry Blossom Girls

Cherry Blossom Girls