First Jude needed to be apply the bruise. ..from earlier violent scene ..yet to be shot.
Then the shot of the quick grope in the hall.
This was lit with a couple of overhead poles, with battery lights. It makes it so much easier not to have to try to route cables along the ceiling
Then onto the sofa, where Chase played by Nicola McAdam overpowers the reluctant Sebastian played by Kristian Wightwick.
It got very silly during filming as Chase (Nicola) is supposed to throw her panties away ..and each time they bounced off the lampshade behind her. So after we all collapsed in giggles, she repeatedly practiced until they fell as intended.
and here’s Sebastian (Kristian) scared out of his wits. …and he has every right to be as it gets worse.
You can see here the soft 150 watt fluorescent light behind with a black drape to cut down light spill.
But then it moves to the floor, where it gets a bit violent.
..and it it’s useful having Jude, whose a martial arts expert, to advise on safe strangulation.
but no actors were harmed in the scene
By now it’s very late, so extra caffeine is required
and we still have the head slamming in the door shot. We shot this in reverse. The actor reacts then pull the door away from the head. Then reverse the sequence in post. I reckon it would probably be difficult to actually kill someone by slamming in a door like this, but it looks nasty.
thanks to Paul Francis and Paul Witcombe for the photos.