I answered some questions about my time working with Fighting Badgers as producer and script supervisor on The Ipanema File…
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Rosie Morland took time our from her science day job to get involved with Fighting Badgers, and ended up taking on a number of roles during production of The Ipanema File… producer, costume, ‘art department’, script supervisor…. and general Fat Controller of The Spreadsheets!
Favourite scene from The Ipanema File?
- It’s hard to pick! I really liked the interrogation scene, as it was amazing how we transformed the set, and also there was lots of fake blood… all the days with fake blood were pretty good! I also loved the visuals we got when filming a death scene by the sea, even we were racing against the tide on a chilly day in April, it was 100% worth it.
- There was an amazing moment when one of the actors accidentally let loose a “BAM” while shooting someone!
Thing you wouldn’t leave the house without during a shoot?
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Attention film-makers! Do you hate pre-production? Struggle under mountains or notes and spreadsheets? Wish there was an easy way to organise it all but can’t afford fancy software? Introducing Indieboogie!!
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Have a look, try it out, and let us know what you think! We want to hear about the bugs and anything you’d like to see that would make your life easier! All sorts of neat features are already in development and I’ll keep you updated as they roll out!
I’ve decided my favourite style of cooking involves short busts of activity spread out over many hours… Patient cooking, which also let’s me do other things in between. Croissants fit the bill. First day is dough making – frothing, mixing, … Continue reading
Really enjoyed the first season – looking forward to catching up!
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Recurring Cast: Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Lorraine Toussaint, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba, Michael J. Harney, Nick Sandow, Dascha Polanco, Matt McGorry, Yael Stone, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, and Jason Biggs
One of the best things about jumping from Lovefilm to Netflix is that I now get to watch the entire second season of Orange is the New Black early. This helps, because this show is really addictive, which seems oddly apt, considering the criminal material and references to heroin.
In a brave move by the writers, this season strips away some of the stronger characters, allowing some of the secondary criminals to get their time in the spotlight. Last time, we lost Miss Claudette and Mendez, one of them very mysterious and interesting, while the other was a clear fan favourite. Season Two instantly puts another major character out of play, reducing…
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A wee blog I wrote on the post-production process on The Ipanema File, from the perspective of sitting on the sofa watching the magic happen! Every day the film is looking better and better – can’t wait to share more with you guys!
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We at Fighting Badgers are pretty new to this film-making malarkey, but being inexperienced is no excuse for not getting stuck in!
Since finishing principal photography just over a month ago, we certainly haven’t been sitting on our hands – our editor is based outside London, so we’ve been sending hard-drives full of precious footage through the post (so much quicker than sending over the internet given the massive amount of footage!) and waiting with baited breath for every rough cut that comes back. It’s been fascinating and exciting to see what he comes up with, especially as he was not present during the shoot, so is working purely from the script and the very detailed logs we took during filming. We wait and anticipate the first full rough cut!
Daniel, the director has some editing experience himself, and has been cracking on with getting the trailer ready, and I’ve…
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Some words from Danny on the next feature film Fighting Badgers are working on… and the joys of After Effects!
65g Softened Butter (I used margarine)
200g Caster Sugar (…soft brown sugar)
1 medium Egg
1/2tsp ground Cinnamon
1tsp Baking Powder
60g Plain Flour
65g Wholewheat Flour
Topping: (I made them without this and they were still delicious!)
2tbsp Double Cream
Oven: 150C/Gas 2
- Line muffin tray with paper cases
- Cream the butter and 120g of the sugar to form a light paste
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg, and then fork in the bananas. Mash thoroughly
- Add the banana mixture to the creamed butter and sugar a little at a time, beating well after each addition – use a whisk or electric mixer
- Sieve in the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder and quickly fold in with a wooden spoon – don’t over-mix, it should still look lumpy but not flour-y
- Divide the mixture between the cake cases, leaving space for the cakes to rise
- Bake for 15-20min
- While the cakes are cooling on a wire rack, place the remaining 80g sugar in a small saucepan with the water
- Heat on a low flame until fully dissolved and beginning to turn golden
- Add the cream, swirling the pan as you do
- Keep swirling til combined and take off the heat – let it cool and thicken
- Spoon the cream syrup over the cooling cakes, followed by a sprinkle of walnuts
As mentioned, I didn’t actually make the topping (no cream), and they were still great, so I reckon this recipe could take a bit of tweaking – maybe some nutmeg? Cocoa? Experiments to be done…
*freeze bananas ‘on the turn’ and make recipes like these whenever!