Just how committed are you to making movies? Willing to sell your house to finance your dreams? Would you put everything on hold to make it happen? Ant Neely and his wife Sloane U’Ren were willing to do that for their movie called “Dimensions: a line, a loop, a tangle of threads” (imdb info, dimensionsthemovie.com)
We were thrilled when Ant contacted planet5D and sent a ton of materials on the background of this HDSLR movie (shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and Canon EOS 7D (reviews) cameras) – we'll be bringing you posts all week!
We are incredibly excited to announce that Dimensions has been picked to premiere at the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival! We will be appearing alongside Tomas Alfredson's (of Let The Right One In fame) Tinker, Tailor, Soldiers, Spy and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
To start you off, here's the trailer:
Life is short
Almost twenty years ago, I sat next to my mother’s bed on one of her last days and asked, what I was soon to realise, a stupid question.
“You’ve accomplished so much in your life. What more could you want to have done?”
She duly reeled off a long list of places she wished she had seen, things she wished she had experienced, people she would like to have met. I promised myself, there and then, that if I ever got a few minutes to reflect before my last breath, I would make sure my list was as short as possible.
Years have flown by and, yes, I have done a lot of the things I wanted to – but certainly not enough to warrant a short list. As I approach the age at which my mother died, I wonder if that is the impetus for this adventure.
My wife Sloane and I have often talked of making our own film. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy working on so many other people’s movies, but still, over late night glasses of red wine, the conversation turned to ‘our’ films. Finally, we decided it was time to take the plunge.
Making a film is an expensive undertaking and our only real option was to sell our home to help fund it. It all seems a little nuts until you remember – life is short. Thanks to the enormous support of our family and friends, our colleagues and a few other investors, we are on the way.
Thank you for your time, Ant Neely and Sloane U’Ren
some BTS from the cast and crew
Isn't that inspiring?
Tomorrow, more from Ant Neely about getting the movie made.
All Dimensions posts:
- “Dimensions: a line, a loop, a tangle of threads” and an HDSLR feature film
- “Dimensions” – Ant Neely on writing
- “Dimensions” – Sloane U’ren on directing
- “Dimensions” – Simon Dennis – the Director of Photography and Color Grading
- “Dimensions” the final section on audio with Carl Homer
(cover photo credit: snap from the film materials – a logo)
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