What are we doing?
"A story. If you can call it a story. There’s no real beginning or end and there’s very little in the middle."
In three weeks time we will be bringing to life a sometimes forgotten Dylan Thomas short story - 'The Outing' in which a group of friends eagerly anticipate and embark on their annual trip by charabanc, complete with: one unhapppy wife, numerous china dogs, a lone shoni-onion man, the odd grandfather, too many pubs, and a flying moon.
Why are we doing it?
It's a great opportunity to bring to life a relatively unknown (and very funny!) Dylan Thomas short story in a fresh and exciting way.
Where are we doing it?
The story could happen at any time and in any place. So, we have chosen to take a traditionally Welsh tale to a quintessentially English village - Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire.
Who is involved?
Director: Cian Llewellyn
Cian graduated from the RADA foundation course in 2014 and has since travelled to Saudi Arabia with the National Youth Theatre, performed as part of the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival and co-created a theatre company, 'Cian and Al' which performs at the Edinburgh Fringe. Come December he sells Christmas Trees to the good people of North London. . . dressed in a kilt, although not in the video above!
Director of Photography: Michael Spry
Michael is a passionate DoP and producer and has great experience of narrative shorts, feature length films, commercials and music videos. His role as DOP on the short, 'The Intenion of Miles' won him an award - coming first in the 2011 Sci-Fi London 48 hour film festival. Also, 'Suspect 13' has been specially selected by the UK Film Festival.
In keeping with the nature of the story we will not be using professional actors but a group of village locals. Just as in the story they are all good friends and have been known to enjoy an 'excursion' to the South Wales coast on occasion! We are confident of capturing the spirit of Dylan's writing through their natural camaraderie and banter, qualities as timeless as his writing.
Where is your money going?
- BUS - The hire of a 1949 Guy Arab III charabanc - check it out below...
- CREW - Good crew need paying!
- NARRATION - The story will be recorded by Cian Llewellyn (Director) in a professional studio which will accompany the on-screen action.
- LOCATIONS - We are taking over two pubs for the day and filming in the Vale of Belvoir.
- CATERING - People work best when fed well and we've no intention of doing otherwise!
- ACCOMODATION - 5 days filming in rural Nottinghamshire requires overnight accomodation for the crew.