Several of our followers asked us to make a diving film. I was wary, because as soon as you start filming underwater professionally, stringent health and safety rules kick in, adding to the cost of the film. However we had an offer we couldn't refuse from Rich Stevenson and his professional dive team from Diving and Marine Solutions. They wanted to work with boat stories and bravely agreed to film both topside and underwater.
We also had a lovely welcome from Shaun Galliver and Ilfracombe Sub Aqua Club. The result: a lively, colourful film, Every Dive is an Adventure will also premiere at Sea Ilfracombe and be released shortly after.
August has seen us working once again with Mark Brindle and Stu Gaunt from Maniac films and jumping on a boat from Ilfracombe harbour. Right from the beginning I wanted to make a film about a young fisherman starting out in a tough industry.
We were lucky to find eighteen year old Ben Bengey. I showed him and his family a version of our final film 'A Life in the Day of a Young Fisherman' at the end of last week. He tweeted 'epic to see my film, can't wait for everyone else to see it #exciting times' Phew! He likes it! It is always a worry. (Now we just have colour grade, music and sound mix to go...)
So we are nearly there!
I'm getting that sinking feeling - the realisation that I've been out on our last boat stories - boat trip - unless I can think of any more excuses!!