In Cinemas March 31

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Diary Seven:

26th July 2004

Few words for this. I’m lying on my bed, utterly shattered. Today was Day One of the filming. As I watched Mickey Reeves, the gaffer and his team of British and Rwandan electricians running cables, Rolf and Miriam fussing over the camera with Ivan, our Director of Photography, Michael pacing around, pulling on a cigarette, Hope rehearsing with the children at the edge of the athletics track, Sarah tweaking at Hugh’s make-up, Bertrand, our German production designer comes up to me. He puts an arm round my shoulder. “You see, it happens.” It seems, at that moment, inconceivable that we really are here making Shooting Dogs. But we are. Now I know why people do a “Gwynneth Paltrow” and cry when collecting film awards – it’s because the process of getting a film made is so damn hard, so draining that in the end, when it actually happens, there’s not much else you can do.

-David Belton (Producer)

Producers David Belton and Pippa Cross


At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the film.
I want to tell people to go see it.
Unfortunately, there are no dates or locations here or anywhere that i can find easily.
So how do i tell people to see it if i cant tell them where or when?
Please put this information at the top of your blog.
Then i will send people this link.
All the best.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Maya said...

The inside glimpse into the making of the film is much appreciated. Thank you.

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The film for me was an inaccurate potrail of events. The BBC by highlighting its own presence does not do justice to survivors who lost their lives in eerly April. The multi donor evaluation from Rwanda was clear that the media failed those being massacred in April and May 2004. Truth matters!!


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