Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Bodies present: David Randell, Mike Varty, Mark Stalker, Sue Element, Henry Burrows
If the spectral psychedelia or the choking smoke doesn't turn your mind then the imagery certainly will.
That's the night that was with the cast from Foiled boldly going where no dream sequence has ever dared go before. All of this, of course, under the watchful eye of Foiled's creator and director Henry Burrows.
I arrived on the scene to find Henry sorting things out and beset by creative anxiety over the design of the dream set-up planned for that evenings filming. HENRY: "Needs to look surreal!" Concerned about making the best of perhaps the most startling dream sequence of Foiled, Henry put his foot down. Foil! he demanded ... and lots of it.
Scanner finds himself trapped by the|
alien Foil Man in their shared dream
Amid the presence of foil, bizarre lighting, foil, smoke (generated by some odd contraption ... Yes it's amazing what you can get your hands on half-an-hour before shooting) and more foil, the group pieced together an impressive scene where Scanner's mind is infected by an onslaught of foil distortions and images in a Scanner/Foil-alien hybrid dream presentation.
Mark and Sue lift the chair-bound Mike|
from the bean-bag he's just fallen onto
|The floating head watches Foil Man|