At least, that’s how we remember it as filming drew to a close on Flat Footed Apocalypse, F&H Productions short film about survivors of a very different type of Armageddon.
Written by South Devon novelist Malcolm Bradley -whom we had initially asked to write a script which would be easy to shoot over a couple of days -the full script was made somewhat surprising when we realised it would call for swarms of monstrous clowns.
Luckily costume designer Laura Mackrill was on hand to take charge and come up with a great collection of costumes for our leads and extras, which went above and beyond the original plan of getting a red wig and some face paint and hoping for the best!
We managed to find circus performers from far and wide to assist; jugglers, contortionists and performers of Poi came on set to give the film an extra level of performance and menace.
Now it’s on with the edit, and doing some split screens to make our extras look like many more. . .
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