The last few months have been spent burrowed in post production with our talented and dedicated editor Jay Tanner and composer Renata Mellão. Renata’s haunting and lovely score is a solo piano piece, inspired by Arvo Part and Philip Glass and expertly performed by Andy Gladbach.
We were delighted when Robert Fernandez, who is none other than Clint Eastwood’s regular Sound Mixer, offered to record the score for the film.
LA Post-House ‘The Institution’ did the grade/colour and ‘Juniper Sound’ mixed and edited all the sound elements, continuing the wave of support we have encountered for “Swings and Roundabouts”. We have one or two final tweaks to make but we are pretty much completed!
We have had some great industry feedback, including this from Jennie Tugend, who made her mark in Hollywood producing the blockbuster “Free Willy”, and who has consulted with us throughout the process:
We have also been greatly encouraged by a consultant Festival Strategist ahead of submitting the film to various festivals who said:
“This is an excellent film. It is very well made (love the 16mm) and is a very powerful film. Good cast, well directed & good editing.”
So with that wonderful feedback in mind we begin our festival submissions! We are targeting BAFTA qualifying festivals first and pitching ourselves as British-made, so domestically for UK Festivals and in International categories outside. Watch this space!