As Worthy Films are going to do a COVID-friendly film
shoot, it is a covenant to the willpower and survival of the industry, so the
film industry has not to face an adversary.
In 1918, Hollywood was fully shut down by Spanish Flu,
and the virus has devastated the city, so, most similar small companies face
downfall as they cannot shut their doors.
The pandemic that everyone is facing today cannot be
compared to that one century ago, as it has closed almost every industry around
the globe. Once again, would Hollywood and earlier furnishing film scene within
the U.K. will face the same in 2020 as in 1918?
Since the scene of the production company in 2020
seems to be much different than the early 1900s, the first question is
“When can film making be started again?” that we ask from ourselves
in the film industry.
Luckily, the guidelines of BFC (British Film
Commission) brought hope, and some factors get cleared that one who was
confident and enthusiastic could return to the work from 1 June. As an
innovative film production company, Worthily Films took a grant from BFC and
tried for running with inclusivity and diversity.
Moreover, as Worthy Films was an emerging yet
courageous company, making a superficial short film introduction was not
satisfactory for them. A passionate project “Waiting for Time, written by
Paul Chronnell, was shoot down during the lockdown on embracing and
boundary-pushing visuals of 16mm film.
The team of more than 20 people were enthusiastic
about making a top-notch and high-value film. But PPE was the only thing as a
hurdle in their way. As a whole, it was what that was beneficial for them.
In the first quarter of June, a dedicated and not much
hesitating team of the play joined meeting on Zoom for listening to the
Producer and Founder of Worthy Films, Chelsea Leigh Macleod, and Steve
Dodsworth respectively. In the meeting, planning was done for keeping everyone
safe during the shoot that was listed in the upcoming week.
Precaution materials such as gloves, antiviral spray,
masks, sanitiser, and disposable cups were gathered in a large amount for
protecting the team twice over.
During the three day shoot, only half faces of the
crew member will appear to one another, so badges or say cards were given to
each member for identification.
The crew also embraced the initial call time as it was
the very first project they were able to work on in these times. The film set
all around was scouted with Corona Pandemic in mind. It was comprised of
several large and separate rooms for every faculty of the staff and an outdoor
open space that would be covered up in the sunshine during the shoot.
It was unlikely to abstain the fact that Worthily
Films, behind the scene, the crew wants to take measures that most would
consider excessive for keeping everyone safe. For transforming a dream into
reality, all the crew members bear standing two meters away during a tea break,
which could be a small paying price.