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An epic short fantasy film based on the Discworld story "Troll Bridge" by celebrated author Terry Pratchett.
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Snowgum Films

1,239 backers pledged $82,000 to help bring this project to life.

Troll Bridge is Wrapped!

Well, it’s been a little over a week and I’m extremely proud to announce that principle photography for Troll Bridge is wrapped!  Finished!  Finito!  Troll Bridge the Moving Picture is in the can, as they say!

After six epic weeks of set construction with Nightshade FX at Wicked of Oz Studios, we spent 5 solid days shooting all the action that occurs on and around the bridge.  For some people like our awesome lead actor and make-up team, this resulted in 12 hour days to accommodate getting in and out of the prosthetics.  Six weeks of set construction.  Five days of shooting.  Insane.

Given that everyone working on this, has donated their time and talents for free, I can’t even possibly begin to thank or praise everyone enough!  I know myself and a few other key crew members have come down with a horrendous flu directly after shooting… our body’s way of saying we pushed hard enough to make this film as awesome as possible.  :)

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank some of our corporate sponsors.  Specialty Theatre Supplies for providing and installing our awesome green screen curtain, Wicked of Oz Studios for giving us a home to build over the past two months (and helping us during every step of the process), and lastly Inspiration Studios for offering their camera equipment, knowledge and advice.  The camera we shot on is the same model that Peter Jackson is currently shooting The Hobbit on. Spectacular quality and our camera department executed some incredible footage with it!

I'm not going to go through and name everyone who did amazing work on this shoot – the list at this point would be stupidly long and impossible to read – but you can see them all tagged in the production photos we've been uploading to Facebook.  Check them out and tell them how awesome they are – they deserve it!

Yes, we’ve also uploaded the photos to Flickr for those who prefer to be off the grid.  You can check those out here.  :)

One person I’d like to call out though is Troll Bridge producer Ahren Morris.  The work load and dedication he has given towards making any of this production possible is staggering – and I think warrants special note.  Without him, Troll Bridge would just be a whole heap of talented people running around and smacking into one another.  If anyone is the backbone for Troll Bridge, it’s this guy.  Thank you Ahren.  For absolutely everything!

So where does that all land us now?

Post-production.   We've still got a heap of work ahead of us, we’re not out of the woods yet, but I think it’s safe to say we've certainly broken the back of this film.  It’s all downhill from here (even if that hill is a particularly large one).  Once we get the offline edit completed, and distributed amongst our various post-production departments we'll have a better idea on time frame for release.

If you want to be involved with post, get in touch!  The beauty with post is it can be quiet the global effort.

So… in the meantime – check out our photos from the shoot!  It’s been an incredible journey thus far, and I can’t wait to see what the next phase brings us!

Daniel Knight
Director of Troll Bridge

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Comments

    1. Creator Snowgum Films on August 31, 2012

      Hi Richard,

      We'll have an update out on Thursday the 6th for you. :) A new teaser trailer, and a 15 documentary on the studio shoot.

    2. Creator Richard Lecours on August 28, 2012

      I'd love to hear where you are at with editing or post-production at this point, almost 4 months later... How is it coming along for you?

    3. Creator Scott James on May 3, 2012

      Congrats! I hope you all are having a lot of fun with this.

    4. Creator Søren L. on May 1, 2012

      That set is AMAZING! I barely recognize it from your timelapse videos!

    5. Creator sgllama on May 1, 2012

      Well done - and a great set of photos too.

    6. Creator ranti on May 1, 2012

      Mega w00tage for all of you, guys. :-D

    7. Creator David on May 1, 2012

      Great news guys! looks utterly fantastic! What a belated birthday present for Terry!

    8. Creator Jonathan Krarup on May 1, 2012

      Awesome! Can't wait to finally see it ^^

    9. Creator Panos Dionysopoulos on April 30, 2012

      that's fantastic guys, well done! I'll finally get to see it!

    10. Creator Danny S on April 30, 2012

      Woooo!

      If you want to hear Daniel talk about making Troll Bridge over the past year (or several years), then you can do so in July at the Unseen University Convivium in Adelaide! He is one of our Guests of Honour.

      You can find out information at http://ausdwcon.org