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Filming No Apologies – The Bathroom scene

Posted by Phil On July - 7 - 2011

Second filming day.

Well actually to be strictly accurate this was a filming night.  But as we were almost on midsummer day, with the longest day and hence shortest night, the flat was blacked out. Using the ubiquitous bin bags. (extra thick ones, as there was full sunshine on the windows. )



We were filming a torrid scene in bedroom, bathroom. lounge and hall, with sex and violence.  …ending in a death by door slamming.   I’m not sure this is anatomically possible, but that’s what Ken wrote!

Actually I think he wrote several other ways of dying first, including being thrown off the balcony, but we had only limited time and resources, so Mike compromised with the deadly door.


It was very cramped in the bathroom. Paul Francis on sound, Mike directing, Jude on make up and focus pulling, Nicola acting and me hidden away on the left on camera +  Paul Witcombe taking the photo.


The new LED battery lights came in very useful, as we need to film with the door shut. I mounted two of them on a polecat

So we had to use every available space. Mike getting comfortable here..






..and there was a mirror smashing required ..7 years bad luck!!


Mike prepared a second mirror, used sticky film on the back so it wouldn’t splinter out and then cracked it before we filmed as we didn’t want to risk glass flying around on set.

It worked well. Here’s the shot.  The pictures are ungraded.

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Here’s some links to how we filmed it.

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