Emma and I getting ready for the day!

Emma and I getting ready for the day!


Our improvised table at the Zimbabwe Arts Festival July 2012

Our improvised table at the Zimbabwe Arts Festival July 2012

Zimbabwe Arts Festival

Amazing day!! Tom, Emma and I were at the Zimbabwe Arts Festival at V22 studios last Sunday in South London. We spent the day meeting people who have just come for a visit to England and lot of people who are from Zim and now live here beautiful London. The reception our film Somewhere Between Now and Then was positive and the amount of contacts and possible interviewees was high. A big thank you to Ivan Mudzudzu manager of House of Stone Events who invited us to have a table for the day. On a side note if you have not tried goat curry, sadza and spinach with peanut butter I highly recommend it, it’s a amazing Zimbabwean dish!

Sounds good to me

I have enough experience to know first-hand that sound for films is largely overlooked. Image gets priority over sound, and rightly so, the image is the most important thing. Sound however makes the experience immersive by subconsciously tricking the watcher into believing that they are inside the world of the film. It is for this reason that sound must be perfect all the time, if not, we risk breaking the illusion of the picture. Directors or producers that overlook sound for their film do so at their folly. Keith Kopp (Director) and Emma Horton (Producer) on “Somewhere Between Now and Then” gladly understand the importance of sound and want to get the best sound equipment possible for this shoot, so the stories to be told will be captured to the highest quality. The power of these stories is so great, it would be foolish to overlook the quality of my work.

Chris Light - Sound

Today we shot a 90 second interview with T.I.N (Things I’m Not) star Trudi Mosiamo for Encounters DepicT! 2012 competiton. She discusses with us her childhood in late 1970s Zimbabwe and how it influences her music.

Today we shot a 90 second interview with T.I.N (Things I’m Not) star Trudi Mosiamo for Encounters DepicT! 2012 competiton. She discusses with us her childhood in late 1970s Zimbabwe and how it influences her music.

If the first casualty of war is truth, the last is memory.

Peter Davis. Director of Hearts and Minds - a 1974 documentary about the Vietnam War.

Composing by the Composer

"I feel it’s really important to establish the beauty of this continent; coupled with the devastation that has affected so many lives, musical speaking, will make for a very conflicting aura and audible experience. At this stage, I am currently experimenting with ideas whilst balancing authentic instrumentation - suiting both intended experiences. Composing music of this style and genre brings with it a challenge that MUST be met - this traditional music swims with ancestry & spiritual meaning; to not treat this music with complete respect would be a criminal sin. 

I want to remain true to authentic elements of this music, the usage of specific modes and scales, instrumentation and rhythm, together with choral work in a contemporary guise will really add the needed flavour. The 30 second teaser is to portray waking in a beautiful African setting, but being quickly reminded of the surrounding conflict which threatens everything. 

This documentary and soundtrack have the potential to capture the thoughts, feelings, stories and raw emotion of all those involved - it’s great to be part of the team!”

Matthew Walker, Notes on his Sample Track for the Score of Somewhere Between Now and Then.

Here It is folks, Matthew Walkers first sample of for the score of Somewhere Between Now and Then! I am personally suprised by the depth and layers of instruments used in a beautiful way. Please have a listen and envision the reconstructions of a beautiful scenery of a African country.

Get stuck in to a Good Read…

Here’s a read I’d recommend if you’re interested in learning more about the core of the documentary. Alexandra Fuller’s 'Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight' is a sensitive and innocent recollection of Fuller’s childhood memories from troubled Rhodesia. It’s as though her 10 year old self stands beside her and they’re writing it together. A wonderful and touching introduction to the troubles of the past. - Emma

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24687.Don_t_Let_s_Go_to_the_Dogs_Tonight

Thank you Peter Moody!

A warm thank you to peter moody for donating 50 pounds to this film production! Peter has purchased the Cinephile Package which will give him a digitial copy of the film, a limited edition score from the film by Matthew Walker the composer, contributors credit in the film and a button badge of the film’s design. 

Our First Executive Producer!

A big thank you to Sally Moody for giving 500 pounds to help us make this film! That means she will receive a Executive Producer credit as well a ticket to the exclusive wrap party!!!!  -Keith 

And we’re off!

Only 19 hours since the launch of our fundraising campaign and already such a positive response! Thank you to everyone involved so far. We’re already one step closer to bringing these incredible stories to the surface. - Emma

Tom our representative from the North calls the contacts.

Tom our representative from the North calls the contacts.

Tom and Emma furiously email and call our contacts to ask for support for our documentary Somewhere Between Now and Then.

Tom and Emma furiously email and call our contacts to ask for support for our documentary Somewhere Between Now and Then.

Our Online Fundraising campaign is live! the director gets his ducks in a line.

Our Online Fundraising campaign is live! the director gets his ducks in a line.