We can now confirm that many of our members, who are in our 20 hour film series Les Miserables, are appearing at this film and TV convention, in Torquay, alongside stars from such shows as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Star Wars, etc. If you want to attend the Optimus convention, and you are not in our cast, please contact the main convention website to book your tickets http://www.optimusconvention.com/
We had a fantastic weekend filming for the trailer in Dartmouth and Plymouth. Despite the very early morning starts that come with filming, and the fact we were filming in two towns, we had a fantastic time, supported by amazing local actors, and crew members. It is so exciting to see the series trailer coming together bit by bit, supported by an amazing cast. :) The next shoot is next Saturday, in Brixham Museum, and in Stoke Fleming.
Meantime, our producer grabbed some photos behind the scenes!
Filming in Dartmouth with Andrew (Javert) and Ric (Valjean)
Filming in Plymouth with Tom (Marius), Jo (Cosette) and Lizzie (Eponine)
Filming with Telene (Fantine), the whores and the townspeople, in Plymouth
Yesterday, we finished filming the trailer scenes for the Cafe Mousin, in Paignton. Despite a last second disaster of being let down by the camera-people the day before, (luckily the fantastic Evelyn Rei came to our rescue) we had a great shoot and recorded some fantastic images! The next shoot, in early May, will concentrate on Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, and the romantic tryst between Cosette and Marius. Various behind the scenes images (I hope I have credited everyone correctly!)
Gallery 1 - Behind the Scenes by Quantum Images:
Gallery 2 - character photos (more coming soon) by Mike Alsford
Behind the scenes yesterday filming cutaways for the trailer for Les Miserables: The Web Film Series. Brilliant day! Cant wait for the big Cafe Mousin trailer shoot on April 11th! Photos with Hayley (Mere Houcheloup) and Rich (Grantaire) / www.southdevonplayers.com.
This *mainly* affects our theatre aspect, but it will also involve the film series.
The South Devon Players theatre company, Brixham stage production of "Survivors of the Titanic" (plus to a smaller extent, Zorro, and the Les Mis film series) will be part of a study by professors at Exeter University, they will be looking at our production process, ethos and modus-operandi. A very nice lady from the University will be in attendance at auditions, some rehearsals and one of the performance. She is also coming to see Zorro, and one of our film shoots for Les Miserables. Members will also probably be asked for volunteers to be interviewed about Titanic, Zorro and Les Mis. Interviews are not mandatory, only volunteer if you are really happy to chat. The study is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. We are going to be one of their main case studies. Nothing will intrude upon members or what is happening - in academic parlance, her presence will be as an overt (so openly declared) passive (not interfering) observer.
With regards to the film series, she will probably attend a rehearsal or production meeting and one of the film shoots for the trailer.
OPEN CREW MEETING FOR ANYONE WISHING TO BECOME INVOLVED AS TECHNICAL / BEHIND THE SCENES CREW FOR "LES MISERABLES: THE INTERNET FILM SERIES" / Brixham, Devon.
We are looking for
DOP (s) Cameraperson / people sound person / people editor (s) Makeup artist (MUA) (s) Continuity supervisor (s) Lighting person/ people (open to anyone wanting to come along and be technical and film crew. Cast do not need to attend)
Friday Feb 6th, 6pm We will be meeting at the Weatherspoons in Brixham, named The Vigilance, (our usual community centre rehearsal / meeting venue is unavailable that evening, and weatherspoons is a convenient fairly central location in Bolton Street, Brixham) at about 6pm, so that people can arrive after work. Look for the table with the tricolour flag being used as a table cloth.
We are looking for people who would like to be involved in lighting, camera work, editing, sound recording, costuming, makeup, etc.
any queries drop us an email on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Most principal roles have been cast, but we will be putting out calls for extras and supporting actors nearer the time. Please follow our facebook page, or join our newsletter to be alerted as soon as we are holding castings for supporting roles. __________________________________________________ Les Miserables: The web-film series, is a non-profit, crowdfunded film series which starts filming in 2015, for internet broadcast on Youtube, Vimeo, etc. This is a 20 part series, which will dramatise, as far as is possible, Victor Hugo's original unabridged novel, word for word.
Please be aware that while we are best known for theatre productions, this is a film series.
This is a project from the South Devon Players, who are an awardwinning theatre (and now film!) group from Brixham in Devon. Founded in 2005, we specialise in historical dramas, and following the blow-away success of our stage production (again written from the book by Laura J, so not the musical!) in 2013, a group of our members have started this project.
CREW MEETING (open to anyone wanting to come along and be technical and film crew. Cast do not need to attend)
Friday Jan 16th, 5pm We will be meeting at the Weatherspoons in Brixham, named The Vigilance, (our usual community centre rehearsal / meeting venue is unavailable that evening, and weatherspoons is a convenient fairly central location) at about 5pm, so that people can arrive after work. I will dig out a big French tricolor flag I have from our 2013 Les Mis stage show and bring it as a table cloth, so that you can find us easily.