Lissan House Film Shoot
Almost exactly a year ago we recorded our album at State of the Ark studios and since then, our year has been filled with a lot of Forgotten Fairground action as we move steadily closer and closer to realising this project.
We couldn't be happier with how the album is sounding but the most recent and exciting event to tell you about is our film shoot at Lissan House this summer. We travelled over to the house in Northern Ireland to shoot the main body of our short film...
The film is a ballet featuring the dancers of The Forgotten Fairground Project and the soundtrack features some of the compositions from the record. The film will be partnered with the album for our debut release.
The wonderful dancers featured in this film are Georgia Bradwell, Lisa Evans-Hughes and Nicci License. We have spent the year using the album recording to create and rehearse the choreography in preparation for filming.
We had a huge amount of footage to capture and the challenge of only having four days in which to accomplish this. At times we seemed to have everything against us, from bad weather to equipment problems, but the energy, creativity and tremendous hard work of the whole team made the shoot a great success.
It was a great pleasure seeing the dance come together with the music on location and it's an even greater pleasure seeing it gradually all fit together now that we have started editing.
The next few months will be spent editing the Lissan House footage in the hope of having this segment of the film more or less finished by Christmas. At which point, the full ensemble of musicians and dancers will unite to shoot the introduction and closing moments of the film.
Once again I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support with this project. It has been a tremendous experience so far and I can't wait for the point at which we will get to share our work with you all.