I booked cinema city in Norwich on the weekend of Abbie, my girlfriend's, birthday. Telling her it had been organised by a local production company to show some of the work we had made this year, I invited 50 of our family and friends, as well directors and crew of some of the films we had made. The final film was this one, and she didn't suspect a thing.
There are many hidden clues for Abbie to spot during the film. From her sister's chest to all the cereals being reorganised in her order of favourites. I hired the motorbike and bought new leathers as not to make it too obvious it was me. I wanted her to suspect something but to not know what for sure till the end. The balloon launch was what started this whole thing off; this idea of adding a bit of history to what was already a family heirloom and the rest of the story grew from this. For any disbelievers, it is all 100% real, no tricks and I did send up the actual rig to 109,154 feet.
Sound recording and design was by Luke Williams, friend, cousin
Special Thanks to-
Garath Whyte , DoP and concept design
Anthony Ing, being his usual adaptive self, camera operator, van driver, brother
Andy Parsons and Tim Wright
For supplying all the equipment, endless advise and help with all aspects from the story to technical issues, true friends.
John Fensom, colourist, he managed to grade and get ready for display in only 1 night.
Pete Ayriss, legend, made the mechanics of the box opening and aerial photography. my right hand man
Has given me more than I could have imagined, many hours, expertise and endless advise, it was his clever programming that made the box open and close over 60 times and then remain shut for the decent.
Sound Equipment supplied by
Motorbike supplied by, BMW s1000rr
Budgens of Harleston, Norfolk
Cinema city norwich
Aldeburgh Church suffolk
Browston Hall Indoor bowling club
The BBC Big Band Orchestra
Hallelujah I Love her so-