Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Bodies present: Ian Lindsay, Sue Element, Mike Varty, Rebecca Croxson, David Randell, Mark Robert Stalker, Mark Flitter, Henry Burrows
As you may have noticed, the names today are almost entirely different to previous days. What does this mean? Well... it's partially because of the difficulties of filming over 200 miles from where I lived, and of the general problems with getting enough members of cast in the same place at the same time. So, after much consideration, it was decided that we should restart the movie with an all-new cast, in a location suitable to myself so that we can shoot on weekday evenings (and race through filming in a fraction of the time it would have taken).
Many thanks must go to the previous cast who all performed superbly and really made the characters their own. It's a real shame that we couldn't finish the movie with them, but if we'd continued it might have been another couple of years before Foiled was complete.
Manchester fans, don't worry, Foiled is still set in the city, but the interiors are now being shot in Farnborough, at Mike and Sue's house.
Tonight was the first meeting of the new cast at a pub somewhere in Farnborough. After some initial confusion, with Becky going up to the wrong person and asking if "he was Mike", we got ourselves sorted out. To get everyone talking, I did a few interviews for the cast pages. Then we decided which days of the week we could all make, which turned out to be Mondays and Tuesdays.
The new cast in place, we were ready to go...