Skin and bones

Sci-fi London 48-hour film challenge 2015: Skin and Bones

Its that no sleep time of year again…

Here is the short we made for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge 2015. We made the shortlist. Which means we get to go to the award screening on the 3rd of June. We’ll have to wait til then to find out who wins. I’ve done a little post on the final shot here.

Out of the Hat

The script was developed from random items drawn out a hat on Saturday morning, and the final short is delivered on Monday morning. The schedule is crazy and half the teams don’t finish.

Skin and Bones

Paper – a character reads what is written on it (handwritten or typed), folds it up

“It may be faint but it’s there and it’s very definitely in Spanish”

Optional Theme
A massive asteroid is heading toward Earth


Directed by Alistair Montgomery

Produced by Tom Worth
Associate Producer: Craig Tuohy

Written by Colin Wallace and Paul Harrison
Director of Photography: Stuart Nicholas White

Dedicated to Maud Shiels


Alix Wilton Regan
Jethro Skinner
Margot Mount
Barrington Campbell
Paul Harrison


Editor: Matt Falck
Sound and Music: Si Begg
Visual Effects: Ken Turner
1st Assistant Camera: Chris Pollitt
2nd Assistant Camera: Jomar O’Meally
Gaffer: Oliver Buck
Sound Recordist: Matthew Dempsey
Costume: Rebecca Elley
Production Design: Heather Mort
Make-Up: Emma Slater

Location and Facilities

Drone: The Flying Cam
Pilot in Command: Sununu Hernandez
Drone Camera Operator: Anthony Gurner

Post Production Facilities: Synced Film
Filmed on Location at: Portico Galley

Thanks to

With a very special thanks to John Price

Oakiness: Anthony Gurner

Oakiness is our traditional credit. Tom worth was orginally given it in ‘Sign Language’ for being the person who mucked in and went above and beyond their job to get the film made. So each year we pick a crew member to be the Oakiness credit. Last year it went to Riki’s van Hobbes! This year Gurner for doing DIT, editing and doing the drone cam and generally just being ace.