Jimmy Brown - 8th Aug 2011

Ivan Ogilvie and Anna Martin document a day in the life of a young boy out on his adventures for 6 Music darlings Oh Minnows to accompany the dreamy indie of Everyday.

Here Ogilvie explains the ideas behind the production:

"Our actor Malaki has never done anything like this and was so enthusiastic. I think that comes through in his brilliant performance. We had great fun on the day and cant stress how patient he was with us. We shot on the 7D which allowed us to be very mobile on the day, which was great as the location we were in had so many great areas to shoot.

"We were on the Maiden Lane estate in Camden, which is a place I know really well. It's near my home and Ive been exploring the estate for many years. It's a wonderful example of experimental social housing projects that this country introduced during the 1970's and although it could do with a makeover the concept still feels progressive and interesting. Everyything is very low and communal areas are plentiful to encourage the community to interact.

"The estate was busy, however we wanted to shoot the whole film without anyone else being in it except for Malaki. We managed to achieve this, which I was very pleased about. It adds to the solitude of the boy and reflects the nature of a child's imagination, which is very personal. That is the central theme of the film.

"The film has a very dark undertone, which is contradicted by the uplifting way in which it is shot and Malaki's positive character. The ending is left open to the viewers interpretation, do they believe that he flew off the edge or did it all end tragically. I know what I think, but I hope that people concentrate enough while watching it to follow the story.

"The ending is very ambiguous, which is due to the lack of money and lack of options as to how to shoot the ending, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. The smile he has on his face moments before he jumps is absolutely great for me as It captures the spirit of the film and of Malaki's character perfectly".


DirectorIvan Ogilvie & Anna Martin

Jimmy Brown - 8th Aug 2011

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