• Love, loss and lunar travel




Fri 10th Apr 2020, 12:05
Hey everyone - we hope you're doing okay?

It's certainly a strange time at the moment and it seems slightly odd to be breaking news about Departure - but we thought it might be nice for you to hear something positive - after all, without you, we wouldn't be able to make it!

We are delighted to announce that the very talented music composer, Sam Thompson, will be doing the score for Departure. You can get a feel for his music on his website. Sam recently did the music for Mark Brennan's excellent film Squall - if any of you have seen it, you'll have heard how good Sam's score is.

We can't wait to crack once this unprecidented situation has come to an end - we're slowly putting it all together - so we'll be good to go once we're allowed.

In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy and we want to thank everyone in the NHS, shop workers, bin collectors, post people, police, fire department, carers, truck drivers and everyone else who is risking their health to keep the UK going - you are doing an exceptional job, so THANK YOU!

Departure team.
Mon 16th Mar 2020, 15:35
Hello everyone,

It's been a while since we've been in touch and wow, how everything has changed in the world since we last spoke. We hope you haven't been too affected by the current situation we face - just make sure you look after each other and stay safe.

It seems a tad unimportant to speak about what we've been doing in the background, but it'll make a nice escape for a couple of minutes - plus, we're using your kind donations to make this film.

We told you that we have the brilliant Katie Sheridan on board for the role of Beth, and now we can reveal who we have playing the role of Robert - the wonderful Bill Fellows (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271499/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0).  Bill has appeared in great shows such as Broadchurch, Casualty, Downtown Abbey and This Time with Alan Partridge. He also starred in Lady Macbeth with the always excellent Florence Pugh. It's great to have Bill on board - we can't wait to work with him.

Because we've had to create a really strict budget for ourselves, our writer, Darren, has had to do a number of rewrites to allow for the budget and we've had to loose the hotel setting for something a bit different. In fact, this has actually worked out for the best as we now have it set in a local football club. Not only that, but Malvern Town FC has very kindly allowed us to film there - which is super generous of them.

That's it for now - but as soon as we start bringing on more crew, we'll let you know.

Take care out there.
Mon 17th Feb 2020, 14:19
Hello again.
You may have noticed that all has gone quiet on social media for the last few weeks. However, behind the scenes, it's controlled chaos. As we are £2000 off our target, we have been looking at ways to juggle the budget that you kindly all helped us get so we can put together the film.

We've been looking at an alternative venue as hiring out a hotel room to shoot in was extremely expensive. We think we have found a new location and if successful, we think it'll be visually more exciting than a hotel room, so watch this space. Darren has been busy rewriting the script with this location in mind.

We have also brought an extra Producer on board - Paul Anderson. He's come to help pull together the shoot and to help us work out how we can make the film on a limited budget. We're delighted to he's agreed to join.

The brilliant Katie Sheridan is still going to be playing the role of Beth and we're currently speaking to people about the character of Robert - so watch this space.

We'll keep you updated on progress.

Thanks again.
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