So, basically I spent one full day this week running up and down the stairs of a gigantic castle, following a Trailer Made Films crew in hot pursuit of a girl with bright, red hair.
Filming of the Night School: Legacy book trailer was amazing. We started at 7:30 am, before the duty manager at the castle was QUITE ready for us, and finished at 6pm with loads of gorgeous footage.
The day began stormy and, with the dramatic skies above us, the director decided to shoot outdoors first, along the castle walls and through the Norman section of the old building.
Once we had plenty of footage we moved inside, through the great hall, up to the balcony, and on to the chapel.
Our Allie Sheridan – played by actress Jessica Sargent – was a trouper. She must have run ten miles that day but she never complained once.
And boy did she look the part. In her red, knee-high Doc Martens, and with her wavy, crimson locks and grey eyes, she looked exactly as I always visualised Allie. It was like meeting Allie in person.
I shot loads of behind-the-scenes footage on my phone and Trailermade are going to help me cut that into a trailer for the trailer! As soon as I’ve got it together I’ll post it here.
I can’t wait to see the final cut!
BTW: Did you spot the Cimmeria Academy crest on Jess’ blazer?? I’ll be giving some of these away later this year…