The Opera Singer, my first live-action comedy, starring Lindsay Richardson, Hugo Danino and Pete J Collis, is now complete. After an initial screening at London Short Film Festival earlier this year I went back to the edit to re-cut it so it no longer required its innovative live interactive soundtrack. The soundtrack was wonderful and technically challenging – it required placing around 20 mobile phones in different spots in the cinema – a great experience for the viewer when they all start to go off, but impossible for me to orchestrate in each and every festival it goes to, and of course when you watch it online in your own homes!
The film will soon screen at film festivals across the UK and Europe. So far screenings are planned for Raindance Film Festival and Branchage Festival in Jersey.
Update: After 25 UK film festival screenings and a commendation on Virgin Media Shorts, you can now watch the film here.