First screening success!

Posted: May 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

On Wednesday 1st May we had our first outing for Riptide! Although with a temp soundtrack, the film screened to a private invited audience of psychiatrists, psychologists and medical students at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, site of the final day’s shooting. We’re indebted to the support of medical workers during this project, so it was vital to hear their thoughts.


The response was wonderful and the film looked terrific on a big screen. A post-screening Q & A generated much discussion surrounding portrayals of psychiatric disorders, and the issues of myths and stigma. There was much praise for an authentic, positive story of schizophrenia, and excitement about a wide audience seeing this film.

We fully intend to tour this film to hospitals, as well as patient groups and support services, and this was a great initial step towards that. Now we have to finish it and get screening!

Sound design progress…

Posted: January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized
Burns Night found us working in London with Dan Johnson on Riptide’s sound edit at the magnificent Molinare post-production house in Soho. Amazing to hear the sound design coalescing, and a privilege to benefit from Dan’s ideas. His work is taking our film to another level. And we even found time to toast Burns with a late-night whisky!
Sound is a vital element of schizophrenia – with auditory hallucinations a key symptom of the disorder. We have to create soundscapes that do justice to the personal experiences of our characters, whilst steering clear of stigma and well-worn, incorrect tropes. We’re guided by authenticity and nuance, and the opportunities afforded by our own particular tale. It’s an incredible journey for us as film-makers.
Another few months and the design will be complete. Then we can set about launching our film into the world.
As we progress the Colour-grade (begun in Glasgow, now happening in Stratford-upon-Avon) we have now moved on to work in detail on the sound editing and final design for Riptide.
Dan Johnson, who was dubbing mixer on both The Inheritance and The Space Between, has taken charge of the sound editing & design in London. The challenge is to sensitively and imaginatively portray the experience of schizophrenia within the parametres of a piece of drama. We’re excited to hear what he comes up with!


Picture-Lock !!

Posted: May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized
We’re honoured to announce that RIPTIDE is now Picture-Locked.
A lengthy, intense process it has been but we’re delighted to have reached this stage. Massive thanks go out to editor Callum Warrender – his skills, dedication, imagination and patience are something to behold.
The Picture-Locked cut is now in the hands of our Colourist Tony Moore, as post-production moves to the next vital stage. We’ll keep you posted.

Hospital images

Posted: April 25, 2018 in Uncategorized
A selection of shots from our hospital shoot by Thomas M.A. Morgan


That’s a wrap !

Posted: February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Following 2 days of filming last weekend we are excited to announce that we have now wrapped on our film RIPTIDE !!

Days 27 & 28 saw us shooting at a hospital and working with a wonderful crew and brilliant actors, all marshaled superbly by 1st AD Christopher L Cook. As always we’re profoundly grateful for the imagination, drive, vision & tenacity of our cinematographer Robbie Jones.

A unique filming odyssey has now ended. Editing is going great – we’re close to locking picture, then we’ll focus on the sound design. Followed by publicity drive, premieres, festival run, screenings, Q & A’s, events, gigs. Can’t wait.

Thanks for following our story so far. It’s getting real exciting now.


Posted: November 18, 2017 in Uncategorized
Hi people, hope you’re well as Winter starts to arrive.
We’re moving towards the latter stage of post-production, and are starting to build momentum of social media and publicity for RIPTIDE. And now on Twitter you can find us at @JacobandEva
We’ll be posting updates on progress there. Give us a follow!





Posted: April 2, 2017 in Uncategorized
… is the title of our new film. The one we’ve been shooting since 2014. The one we’ve been editing for 18 months. The one we’re so close to locking Picture on. It fits, it’s right, and I can’t wait to bring it to cinema screens.

Riptide Beach


In the Editing Trenches

Posted: February 26, 2017 in Uncategorized
We put the first UNF assembly together and then we created the roughcut and now we’re doing the hard yards of fine-tuning, constantly considering the big questions: Is this scene right? Is that scene too long? Is the story clear? Is it dragging? Does the film make sense?
It’s tough in the editing trenches. Vision becomes tunneled. We have license to experiment, but deadlines to hit. So glad to be following our amazing editor Callum Warrender through the maze.
Progress is good. The latest cut runs at 93 mins. Some sections are wonderful. Our music tracks are ace. The cinematography is dreamy, imaginative and beautiful. Many risks we took are paying off. Often I can glimpse the final film, and that makes everything worthwhile.
I’ll report back once we have Picture-Lock.

2017 …

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
A new year, new ideas and inspiration, new impetus to work on UNF and finish the film this year. We have a roughcut (that’s under 2 hours!) and are gradually refining. Footage shot in November has been added and looks fantastic, especially the boxing. Thanks to the good people at Lochend Boxing Club in Leith. Callum the editor and I will keep chipping away until Picture-lock, and are liaising with sound magicians about exciting soundscapes and auditory hallucinations.
We’ll keep you posted. Hope it’s been a great beginning to 2017.