The Husky Blogs

One last time for old times sakes. Here is the original unedited blogging narrative of Husky’s production. Beware that most links will be inactive and Some information irrelevant. Not to mention the spelling and grammatical errors.


NO 1.

And so it begins…

This is the first of what i hope to be many blog updates on my latest short film Husky…

The idea is to keep these short and sweet, not to mention simple…

Basically, we are in pre-production at the moment, which means we are getting ready for principal photography [filming the film]. the script is finalised, which means it is locked down [only for us to discover a couple of continuity errors a few days after].

Myself and Lily Staff are organising and recruiting cast/crew members for the film, as well as the tedious task of finding locations… maybe we were a bit ambitious with the script…

I have been starting to storyboard the film and breaking up the script. Last time i storyboarded this heavily was for ‘Friend in the Devil’ which turned out visually strong so i was sure to do it again!

We are really excited to have some confirmed cast members, which i would love to share with you but do not want to jinx the production or provide wrong info if something goes wrong….

The crew is, like always, expanding, and i am trying to be as social as possible in regards to getting more people involved: remember to CONTACT ME if you’re interested!

Next post i’ll have some links and info and will also be sharing some of the concept work…

I have started filming some ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage which i will compile once the film is complete, as again i don’t want to make ten video blogs and then we dont get the money to make the film! BUT i will post some of the BTS when we start shooting which is planned for June.

Oh, whats that? Is that when the new Final Cut Pro X comes out….

NO 2.

Art Design

As an independant filmmaker i spend a lot of time planning every minor detail…

Just thought i would share some quick sketches of the costume designs etc for the film i have been working on for Vinny.

He needed to to be warming but have a somewhat scary element to him, that’ll add to the supense of the story.

I’ll post some storyboards up soon…



For my latest short film i have opened up a crowd funding system over at Indiegogo.

This allows people to donate money towards the film, in exchange for goods and products, not to mention thanks in the films credits!

So head on over to

We think that there are three main reasons to donate:

1] The Cause – ultimately, this film seeks to alter the perspectives with which we take unknowingly in day to day life, tackling the difficult, sensitive aspects of society including, prejudice, discrimination and elderly abuse. With a constantly growing following and Festival entries, this film is a voice that will be heard so it is down to you to help it’s production in the first place!

2] Talent – as you can see below, this film is a massive collaboration of new, established and upcoming talent. By donating you are providing these extremely talented individuals with the opportunity to grow, expand and progress. The greatest filmmakers in history, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and loads more, all started their careers by making short films, so with your help you can help us start our own careers in exchange for credits, goods, and forever thankfulness!

3] Film – Short films are an essential part of the film world; although only recently mainstream audiences have become more interested, they are the bread upon which the feature film butter is bread. Most feature film concepts start off as short film, as a way of visualising, and determining the strength of an idea, whilst providing opportunities for new talents and giving new filmmakers a voice that people are starting to listen to. So, by donating, your turning up the volume of that new voice and helping an essential part of film society.

We really appreciate any support you can offer and hope you will help us make our film, and give us our own voice. We really hope you can help make this film become a reality!

So please consider, as there re some great rewards… to find out more and to donate

Many thanks

Dan Allen


Cast and Crew

 Heed the ‘Cast and Crew’ page that has just been added!

 We are delighted to have onboard some fantastic talents that are thrilled to be involved – as we are – in the project!

Local actor/musician Tony Winn, will be making his short film debut [previously starred in commercials] as Vinny, as isCheryl Halliwell, who will be for-taking the role of the Boy’s Mother, who is the one who sees Vinny for who he really is!

But that is not all… for complete list please check THIS LINK!

We are still in the process of trying to acquire funds, and hope, for all those committed to the project that this will all be possible – although we will not be shooting on the Red One [as pictured]… Remember you can help out at IndieGoGo.

But enough of that. We are in prep, really excited, and can’t wait to see this project move forward.

Saturday, 7 May 2011


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