This is part one of my behind the scenes on the short film ‘boat’, we will be posting more videos in the coming weeks.
This part covers the story of the film and features concept art from Anthony Devine and footage from the 4 day shoot in Edinburgh.
This is an extract from the current Evening News feature on ‘Boat’
David, 28, said: “It’s a story about a post-apocalyptic world featuring a father and his son who are basically trying to survive at sea and find a place to live. They sail between different buildings, a bit like a version of The Road on water, looking for somewhere to call home. The father is under a lot of pressure and there are a lot of dream-like sequences that might be real or might in his head, which makes it a bit like Inception.
“The reason Edinburgh has become that way is only really hinted at, but there’s an environmental element to it.”
After writing the film in late 2010, David found matte painter Anthony Devine on the internet. He has designed all the backgrounds, including the city centre, crumbling flats at Sighthill and a submerged Forth Road Bridge. The crew also includes his friend, Edinburgh-based Katie Crook, who has produced the short under her company, Blue Iris Films.
The team spent four days filming Boat in January, three of which were shot using a green screen that will have the backgrounds added to it later, and one day beside Edinburgh Castle.