LATEST NEWS

WELCOME ADRIAN ROLF TAUSS!
MARCH 2013



Blacksmith & High Productions are happy to collaborate with director ADRIAN ROLF TAUSS on The Finest Red.

To find out more about Adrian and his previous experience, check out our CREW page or click on the following link: 

WELCOME YAIZA FIGUEROA!

March 2013


Blacksmith & High Productions are thrilled to have YAIZA FIGUEROA starr as Elena Bairoa Morin inThe Finest Red.

To find out more about Yaiza and her previous experience, check out our CAST page or click on the following link: 

 

WELOCOME JORGE BLANCO MUÑOZ!
March 2013


Blacksmith & High Productions are happy to welcome JORGE BLANCO MUÑOZ as Production Designer for The Finest Red.

To find out more about Jorge and his previous experience, check out our
CREW page or click on the following link: 

© 2014 Paul Smith

© 2012 Simon Annand

© 2012 Rubén Moldes

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE!

July 2013

Our brand new Facebook page is now online!
 
To check it out, click on the following link: 

DARK: NEW DEMO THEME SONG!

October 2013

Check out our video for DARK, the demo theme song of The Finest Red ! Music and Lyrics by Matthieu Hauret. A Blacksmith & High Productions video featuring Aurelie Briand, Yaiza Figueroa and Matthieu Hauret! Now, we need to record this in studio!
 
You can access the video directly by visiting our GALLERIE page or by clicking on the following link:

© 2011/14 Annand/Smith

© 2013 Shot from "Dark" Video

© 2014 Paul Smith

CONGRATULATIONS YAIZA!

August 2013

Congratulations to Yaiza Figueroa on her winning the award for Best National Actress at the Cinefiesta Festival for her role in the short film Incienso! We are so proud of you and so thrilled to have you on our team!

OUT NOW: THE FINEST RED PROMO POSTER!

November 2013

 
Check out our promo poster for the film!
 
You can view the image on our GALLERIE page or on Facebook by clicking on the following link:
 

OUT NOW: THE FINEST RED TEASER!

March 2014

Check out our new official teaser for the film! With exclusive interviews and plenty more surprises!
 
You can view the video on our GALLERIE page or simply by clicking on the following link:
 

© 2014 Blacksmith & High Prods.

OUT NOW: THE PROMO STORYBOARDS!

February 2014

Check out the promo storyboards designed by the very talented Ed Gaietto with imput from director Adrian Rolf Tauss!
 
You can view them on our GALLERIE page.
 

© 2014 Ed Gaietto

© 2014 Paul Smith

CONGRATULATIONS YAIZA!

April 2014

Congratulations to Yaiza Figueroa on her being nominated for Best Female Revelation at the Shanghai Internation Film Festival for her performance in The Showreel (directed by Keir Burrows)! You are the best and we are so very proud of you!

 

To read the full article on Yaiza written by Yomaris Rodriguez for El Vocero, click on the following link:

FINAL DRAFT IS HERE!

July 2014

After months of constant writing and re-writing, Blacksmith & High Productions have finally completed their final draft of The Finest Red

To find out more about the story and the concept of the Film, check out our ABOUT page.

FUNDING PROPOSAL IS OUT!

July 2014

Our funding proposal has finally been reviewed and approved and is now on its way to production companies in the UK and France for funding! We would like to thank Caroline Wildman Green for her helpful advice!

To find out more about budget and expenditures for the Film, check out our ABOUT page.

SHOOTING WEEK ANNOUNCED!

July 2014

This is it! Dates have been selected! Looks like we will be shooting in the final week of November: from Saturday 22nd till Sunday the 30th! Let's hope we get all the funding we need!

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED!

September 2014

This is it! Our crowdfunding campaign has been launched! Check out our awesome selection of perks and donate! To make a contribution, simply click on the link below: 

FIRST CONTRIBUTORS!

September 2014

We would like to thank our first contributors! Our campaign has almost reached 10% of its target thanks to the generous donations we have recieved from Marcus Markou (Producer at Double M Films), Csaba Erdei, Guillaume Hauret, Alix Faure-Miller, Pauline Viguié and two anonymous persons! Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

WELCOME JO PRICE!

September 2014

Blacksmith & High Productions are thrilled to welcome the beautiful and talented JO PRICE as their last key cast member! Jo will be starring as the Shrink in The Finest Red.

To find out more about Jo and her previous experience, check out our CAST page or click on the following link: 

MORE CONTRIBUTORS!

September 2014

We would like to thank our latest contributors! Our campaign has reached 17% of its target thanks to the generous donations we have recieved from Lauren Green, Alex O'Brien, bopurchase, Ross Evans, Charlotte Hauret, Mathilde Garde and three anonymous persons! Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

CAST IS COMPLETE!

MORE CONTRIBUTORS!

September 2014

We would like to thank our latest contributors! Our campaign has reached 20% of its target thanks to the generous donations we have recieved from Petr Mikyska, Clémence Myard, Laurence Claverotte Perrey, Emmanuel Perrey and three anonymous persons! Thank you so much for your support! We are so grateful!

LAST CONTRIBUTORS!

October 2014

THANK YOU to Matt Cruse, Hélène Reynaud Colonna d’Istria, Bernard and Catherine Laleuf, Steve and Caroline Green, Sabine and Patrick Valode, Grégory Bernard, Michael Pinaquy, the Erdei family, Yaizamarie Figueroa, Jorge Blanco Muñoz, Véronique Lueza de Cazes, Véronique Bandini, Johanna Alam, Wayne Joseph, Martial Leblanc, Véronique and Luc Deleuze-Dordron, Frédéric and Marie-Luce Myard and THANK YOU to our eight anonymous supporters! You are STARS!

WELCOME RICHARD W. PREISNER!

September 2014


Blacksmith & High Productions are excited to be working with the awesome RICHARD WILLIAM PREISNER on this project ! William will be the Director of Photography.



To find out more about Will and his previous experience, check out our CREW page or click on the following link: 

MORE CONTRIBUTORS!

October 2014

We would like to thank our latest contributors! Our campaign has reached 62% of its target thanks to the generous donations we have recieved from Charles Abel, Benjamin Hauret, Sylviane and Stéphane Girard, Anne-Marie Veisse, Françoise Hauret, Patricia Blanc, Thierry and Sophie Hauret, Benoît Brune, Anne-Béatrice Bonneville, Shaan Couture, Paul Truck, Kriss Stephany, Nicolas Blanc, Valérie Alam and eight anonymous persons! Thank you so much for your support and welcome to The Finest Red team!

PRODUCTION MEETING AT HILTON - OCTOBER 2014

OUT NOW: THE FINEST RED CAMPAIGN VIDEO!

OCTOBER 2014

Check out our new campaign video for the film! With exclusive interviews and plenty more surprises!
 
You can view the video on our GALLERIE page or simply by clicking on the following link:
 

CHEERS TO A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN!

NOVEMBER 2014

We are happy to announce that our efforts and hard work have paid off! Our campaign has finally come to an end and we have raised £6156!!! That's 103% of our target!! YES! We are over the moon!!! We would like to thank ALL of those who have blessed us with their support!! We could never have done it without you so THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! We can finally stop harassing you guys on social media and MAKE THIS FILM! GO GO GO!!!!! 

1st WEEKEND SHOOT!

NOVEMBER 2014

We will be shooting the film in blocks. This is more cost effective and will give us more time to plan and organise. Our first weekend shoot is Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of November. Wish us luck!

FILMING OF BLOCK 1 COMPLETED! - DECEMBER 2014

WELCOME KERRYN ARCARI!

JUNE 2015


Blacksmith & High Productions are happy to welcome Kerryn Arcari to their crew! Kerryn will be our much needed Production Manager!



To find out more about Kerryn and her previous experience, check out our CREW page or click on the following link: 

SHOOTNG DATES FOR BLOCK 2!

JUNE 2015

Our second and third weekend shoots are scheduled for Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of Juy and then Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of July. We shoud be able to complete the filming for the whole film then! Fingers crossed!

IT'S A WRAP FOR YAIZA! - JULY 2015 

SHOOTNG DATES FOR BLOCK 3!

SEPTEMBER 2015

Our fourth and final weekend shoot is scheduled for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of November. We will be shooting the remaining scene plus two additional ones and some pickups.  The final chapter is fast approaching!

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL EXTRAS!

THANK YOU to Amy Burton Smith, Harriett Woodgate, Marina Förch, Amy Clayton, Charlene Durrant, Izzy Eadie, Stella Garimberti, Alexandra Panaite, Roxane Bosc, Domenico Caccamo, Stacey Duah, Jane Elizabeth, Csaba Erdei, Gabriel Gambetta, Lauren Green, Ingrid Hillbrink, Maria Laskey, Michael Laskey, Debra Leigh-Taylor, Elena Palamarcsuk, Nick Ronald, Rosemary Smith, Alex Tilling, Martin Webbe and Stephen Wollard.

THANK YOU TO OUR INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION TEAM!

THANK YOU to Adrian Rolf Tauss (Director), Richard W. Preisner (Director of Photography), Jorge Blanco Muñoz (Production Designer), Kerryn Arcari (Production Manager), Conor O’Callaghan (1st AD), Jake Stickley (1st AC), Klim Jurevicius (1st AC), Austin Phillips (1st AC), Richard Parsons (2nd AC), Christine Alexander (2nd AC), James Lockie (Camera Trainee), Alex Agass (Camera Trainee), Benjamin Skyrme (Gaffer), Nik Nemeth (Spark), John Letsinger (Spark), Russ James (Sound Mixer / Boom Operator), Michal Kuligowski (Sound Mixer / Boom Operator), Lucy Jamieson (Costume Assistant), Andreea G Radoi (Costume Assistant), Diandra Ferreira (Hair & Makeup Artist), Anna Cichon (Hair & Makeup Artist), Sonya Nasir (Hair & Makeup Assistant), Natasha Branson (Script Supervisor), Csaba Erdei (Runner) and Talitha Landau (Runner). This film, we owe it to you ALL!

WE HAVE A FINAL CUT! - JANUARY 2016

IT'S A WRAP! - NOVEMBER 2015 

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU! - JUNE 2016

 

It's been a while since you have heard from us and we apologise profusely for the silent treatment! Working with a tight budget means that we have to work around people’s schedules and this often leads to inevitable delays. However, do no fret, we have not forgotten you. The film is still in post-production. The music has been written and is sounding amazing. Our composer, Mote Keatinge, has done an inspiring job! Sound design is also really nearly there, with a few scenes left to approve before the final mixing stage. Our sound designer, Oscar Lo Brutto, is currently working hard to ensure that the result is as polished as it can be. Colour grading has also reached its final stage with a few tweaks required here and there. Our colourist, Mar S Prieto, is a perfectionist and will not stop until the visuals exceed our expectations. Then we will have to tackle subtitles, titles and credits before we can officially release the film and honour our promise to you! Stay tuned. The film will definitely be ready for festival entry in 2017.