In Rachel's Words...
We began the second week with two days of late shoots filming outside of a farmhouse in Wiltshire into the early hours of the morning. I think the most challenging aspect of the night shoots was the wind, rain and cold. Despite the weather though we captured some great looking shots for a critical moment in the film.
This second week of production also saw the arrival of actor Alan Breck taking on the role of Guy. Having Alan here has meant we’ve been able to film scenes between two of the main characters and it has been great to watch Alan and co-star Melissa De Mol work the scenes together.
Although there is still over a week left and more script to cover, it really feels like the film is starting to take its shape and I can see a glimpse of what Gone To Ground is going to be when production is complete.
‘In an isolated farmhouse, an old man’s world of gardening, memories and crosswords is shattered by the arrival of an injured and traumatised woman on the run.’
Gone to Ground is an independent feature thriller from writer/director Phil Peel. www.grindstonefilms.co.uk
Rachel Stephens is a freelance filmmaker and former City Eye employee. Rachel has worked as the production assistant on ‘Gone to Ground’. www.rachelstephensfilms.co.uk