We are now entering the final month of post production on my film Edie. One of Britiain's finest film composers Debbie Wiseman MBE recorded the score last week at Angel studios in Islington, London. It's truly a beautiful and poetic piece of work that richly enhances the film. The score is orcestral with solo guitar symbolising the heart of Edie, our adventuring hero. Attention has now turned to sound mixing and grading at Post Republic in Berlin, Germany.
Edie has been locked and has now entered the world of post production sound, grading and visual effects. Work is being carried out at The Post Republic in Berlin, Germany. The film is being graded and conformed in 4K and mixed in Dolby Atmos.
Simon commented, "I have always tried to push the envelope of post production sound. My very first student film, Tea and Bullets was mixed in Dolby SR which was unheard of for a student film back in the day. Today we will venturing into object based sound mixing with the exciting world of Dolby Atmos, I can't wait. Michael and the team at Post Republic are ready to go and the facilities are second to none. With a bit of luck we will finish the movie in late January."
Edie is now heavily into post production - with one of our two pick shoots complete. The next shoot is in early September to complete a hotel interior scene with Sheila Hancock. Shortly afterwards the cut will be locked and we will move into sound post production and colour grading. The aim is to have the picture compete by late November of this year.
Simon's latest feature film Edie has wrapped principal photography. Shooting took place over five weeks, shooting in north west Scotland and in London. Sheila Hancock plays the title role of Edie and she is joined by Kevin Guthrie as Jonny. "The shoot was really hard but we had a fantastic crew who really worked around the clock and help make what will be a special movie I think" said Simon. The movie is shot on the Arri Alexa mini with Zeiss master primes lenses. About fifteen weeks of post production will start in June and the Simon and the team aim to have the movie completed by Christmas.
Simon has been in Scotland with Producer Mark Stothert on a location recce for his forthcoming feature Edie. The story tells the tale of an elderly lady who decides at the age of seventy five to climb a mountain in the highlands of Scotland. Mark and Simon spent over a week in Sutherland scouting locations and climbing the mountain itself. Suilven in Sutherland is Simon's first choice location. Simon "It's my favorite mountain, a truly magical place and the entire climb up is wonderful, past endless moorland and flowing Lochs. It will be logistically difficult but well worth it. "