Today I am excited to present something a little different. During my initial chat with Jason and Huyen, they told me the story of how they met and I immediately knew this would make an awesome short film and luckily they did too! The original story was awesome, but of course we had to construct into a story that would be based on the real events and work as a short film (bit hard to fit 3 years of story into 5 minutes of film!) so the challange was on. Jason got really onto it, sending me pictures of his ideas and props for the shoot and after many emails back and forth, the script was final script locked down. So now it was just up to me to show up, give them direction and get the shots!
The pre-wedding film was a little unconventional in that we shot this after their wedding day. We had only allocated one day to shoot but typical Melbourne weather put a dent in those plans, so we had to just break it up across two days. Both of Jason and Huyen were such troopers considering they had just had their full on wedding day and then the long hours for our love story shoot, I am sure they must have been pretty exhausted by the time they started their honeymoon!
I have to give a huge shout out to my friend Fabian who co-owns The Little Veggie Patch Co in Prahran. Fabian and his business parnter Mat basically saved our butt when one of the locations was no go, so with a quick change to the script , we got to shoot in their amazing shop. If you are thinking of growing your own fruit and vegetables, check them out online where they offer all sorts of things to help you get going, or drop in their store to pick up a copy of their fabulous book! Thanks again Fab & Mat!
I won’t say too much more as we still have Jason and Huyen’s wedding film to share early in the next year, so hope you enjoy our little short film.
PS. Make sure you select HD and watch full screen for the full cinematic experience!