“Where do I even begin?
“I could start with the audition, and talk about how the second I got in that room with Simon Crudgington and Mia Mills (both amazing) and started rehearsing, things just clicked. I could talk about how I’d get up at 4 a.m. every morning after sleeping on my friend’s floor, tired, but bursting with excitement to film. But instead, I’ll hone in on one scene in particular:
“It had been a long day, and we were all tired, how couldn’t we be? Up at the crack of dawn everyday, wrapping late at night. It was the last scene of the day, and without revealing too much, it was one where my character and Simon’s were up to no good. We were in the middle of trying to manhandle a certain unconscious character, and we had reached a point in Caroline Spence‘s (amazing) script that gave us the opportunity to improvise. We tried a few things – a line here, a quip there – until finally, Simon came out with something so hilarious, so gut busting, that the whole crew and cast (unconscious character included) burst into a roar of laughter.
It must have been ten minutes before we settled down and started rolling again – even after that, we only managed one more take before we had to cut because we were laughing so hard. I guess for me, that summed up the whole experience of shooting ‘Jake’ – it was a blast.
“When it’s released, I’m sure you’ll see that this film is crazy, unpredictable, hilarious, and dark when it needs to be – it’s hell of a ride. These guys really were amazing and it was a pleasure to work with each and every one of them. I think everybody should get excited for this one – James Smith (director) will take you to places that you’ll never see coming.
“All I know is this: when I was standing with Simon, with my long hair and leather jacket, hands trying to grapple the unnamed Victim, with the crew huddled round in that plush apartment block, laughing our heads off at Si’s genius line, I knew we were on to something special.
Tom Loone – ‘Guy’
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