With 250 shots since work began on James in December, the early hours of this morning saw the team wrap on principal photography outside Keble College, Oxford. A second editing session tomorrow gives director Lily Taylor (Jerusalem) and producer Andrew Hall another chance to collaborate with long-time friend Ashley Hughes from ARTHAUS in steering the project through postproduction. There are still many challenges facing the team, including the ambitious proposal for an original score, drawing on some of John Barry’s iconic music, the colouring process, and the recording of dialogue and ambient sounds to bring the film to life in all regards.
The launch of posters, a trailer and promotional stills in the coming weeks keeps the excitement high as the team discuss venue options for their premiere, their planned route into the festival circuit, and future projects. Keep an eye out for updates soon!