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#1 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hey lads and lasses!

I got this email today, and I just wondered who else found it in their Inbox.

I'm not expressing any opinion on the job at all, or its "rates" but I'm just curious who else got it.
Put your hand up and be counted. I’m pretty sure I haven’t worked for the chap before.

Just curious...



I have BCC all of you, i hope you dont mind but sending a mail out one at a time would take a while and hopefully one of you will be interested


A five week feature film to be shot in and around Pinewood. We are looking for a Steadicam Operator with gear to also be a regular Camera Op. We are using only the one Camera, so we would need you to be the Op when it is on sticks and dolly, and then be able to steadicam on shots needed. We are shooting on the RED Camera.

We will not have you on set doing nothing inbetween steadicam shots.

We are shooting 5day weeks, 10hour days. We have full rain cover days for the whole shoot, and have gotten quite a good cast as well as very experienced Uber Budget Crew (a few guys are from Wanted, Alexander, Prince of Persia, Wolfman) etc etc

Our shoot dates are from 4th May 2009 to 5th June 2009, but we will need you for one week of preproduction to check out the locations.

We have secured a good cast as well, Phil Jupitus, Sean Lock, James King, Kayleigh Pearson, Louise Cliffe and many more "Recognized" cameo roles with more to be comfirned

The script is very funny, it is a slasher comedy, in the same style as Severance, violent and unPC humour. We have secured the talent and the crew on the script. We have a Pending Theatrical release distribution deal with Revolver just from them reading the script.


We can pay £300 per week as crew and £1200 per week to hire out the equipment.

I know this is Low, incredibly low for a steadicam operator and rig. Unfortunaley, our budget is only £250 000 and we are making it stretch far and further everyday. We are doing a "FAVOURED NATIONS" deal where crew are on the same wage plus profit share

We are hoping that being a camera Op as well as doing the steadicam will sway you

I know this is really low budget, i have been on the steadicam froums and read what you guys have to sy to dodgy producer and bad offers so i thought i would be upfront about who we are and what we plan on doing

We have a should have a potential slate confirmed for TV and film in the next couple weeks and so hope to take the crew onto bigger and better productions

I have attached the Synopsis for your guys to go through

please have a read and if this suits you then give me a call

Richard Kerrigan
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#2 thomas-english


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

Dear Richard

I think everyone got that.

Best Regards.
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#3 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:31 AM

Dear Mr English. How formal of you.

Hope you are well.

Kind regards,

Richard James Lewis

Dear Richard

I think everyone got that.

Best Regards.

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#4 Ed Moore

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:28 AM

Heh, I didn't get it - maybe my ranting about the last extremely low-paid job got me blacklisted :)

At least this guy has made an effort to be a bit more sympathetic than the other UK job listed recently. Although I never understand why people can't spell and use the correct capitalisation in business emails...

I would be happy to do it if someone forwards me a copy of Phil Jupitus' contract stipulating he's also being paid £300 per week.
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