That was the Buchanan order, my introduction to the original trilogy and I'm still unhappy about itRead More
We completed the first assembly of Mission just a few days shy of the 2012 Christmas holly bags. Like all first assemblies, it was painful. The film was too long [32 minutes] and the pacing was horrendous. That said, ALL first assemblies are like this. Putting those concerns to one side, it gave us a structure to fashion Mission into something better.Read More
David Fincher once compared directing to painting, only that you’re 200 yards away from the canvas. 80 people are holding the paintbrush and you’re on a walkie-talkie going, "A little blue there… No, no, no, darker blue… No, DARKER BLUE!"Read More
Mission began life as a documentary idea I’d been bashing about for a few years. Inspired by Andrew Smith’s Moondust, a compelling account of the Apollo missions of the 60s and 70s, I became fascinated by the exemplary individuals who auditioned for the space programme but never made it to final selection.
The first screenplay I wrote upon moving to London was Frames, about an elderly filmmaker called Alfred who wants nothing more than to have his life’s work – an animated feature - seen and appreciated.Read More