Friday, January 21, 2011

The Traveller Production Kicks Off

I wrote The Traveller over a two week period last November from a treatment by Peter Mitchell. Even though the writing process was a challenge, working closely with director Musaab Ag (pictured below right), trying to merge his ideas and mine to create an exciting, tense, gripping script, it was an experience I thoroughly enjoyed, and one we are both eager to repeat as soon as possible. There was even a late Wednesday night session of last minute changes conducted over Skype.

It was a genuine delight to find someone I worked well with, someone I could bounce ideas off and have my opinions on their ideas listened to at the same time. It was a wonderful collaborative process which has created a finished script I'm extremely pleased with.

Shooting starts today (not sure how long it goes on for), which includes closing off a major highway near Dubai so they can crash a car and roll it into a ditch; that gives you some idea of the scale and ambition of the production. I wish them all luck and look forward to seeing the finished production very soon. I really can't wait for our next collaboration. As my three-year-old son would say, 'is exciting.'

4 comments:

Milletti Films said...

Best of luck with the shoot.

Me said...

Best of luck for the shoot. 3D, CGI blockbuster next?

Daniel Martin Eckhart said...

Hey Dom - congratulations! And hope it turns out not only to be a successful shoot, but a wonderful film in the end. Cheers!

Dom Carver said...

Thanks everyone. Filming has now completed and I'm looking forward to being able to show everyone the finished product.