Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Imelda May "Road Runner" Director Derek Pike Producer Brendan Cochrane

Imelda May "Road Runner" shot on location in New York City with multiple locations and a roof top performance. I am really excited to have the opportunity to land our first working relationship with Decca, Shameless, Universal UK. Basically its pretty common that LA and other major cities have strong production companies to look to for large projects with short turn around times. New York is pretty open. We seek to be that 'go to company' for every type of production from independent to large scale multi-day shoots. When Decca reached out we only had a few days prep, and there were several challenges as we were communicating with the 6 hour time difference and answers and decision making needed to be undertaken quickly if we were going to be able to accomplish the treatment which involved multiple set ups. Derek Pike was great to work with because he cares about the work and is very focused. A lot of times directors have an idea of what they want but are not conscious of company moves, set up and break down times, external factors that may affect production, and time. Derek literally shot for the edit and was right on schedule. The production was seamless and the dailies look great. I'm definitely looking forward to more projects with the UK. I would also like to thank the Mayor's Office and the New York City Parks Department who were extremely accommodating under the tight turn around given. Special thanks also to the crew who kicked ass on this one: Karl Kim, Bruce Cole, Big Shot Productions, Rob Lau, Film Emporium, Robyn, Natasha, Elspeth, Graeme, Elliott, and Charlie. Stay tuned more to come.

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