6 Seasons and a Movie...

‘Tis the season…for 48-hour film challenges. The sixth year of taking part in the Sci-fi London 48-hour Film Challenge, this one marked a change in direction… comedy. On Saturday we were given the following variables we had to stick to: – Title – Ad Nauseam – Prop – We see a main character push an SD Card into a slot – Line of dialogue: “I usually keep a spare one […]


Another 48 Hours*

*nothing to do with the Eddie Murphy film. That time of year swung around once more. After a very busy year the Hugawookie crew were determined to jump into this years 48-hour film challenge, whatever it took. Which was lucky as we were down a producer/actor in the form of Matthew, Sound-guy Jack was unavailable and could only dial in the music composing from a distance and Alistair -who had […]


New Production News

Star Wars fever is on the rise. Episode VII is entering production and the build up to 2015 is getting everyone excited, including everyone at Hugawookie HQ. We recently shot some audition tapes for some of our actor buddies to send off to JJ Abrams and, with a bit of spare studio time, we cobbled together a skit. This really seemed to get the creative juices flowing and before long […]


#sfl48hr - It's a wrap, folks!

Having been awake for all bar three and a half of the last fifty-four hours (and counting) I cannot vouch for the sanity or lucidity of this post, but I feel I must put in just another few minutes at the pixel-face to tell you where we are up to. We finished. In fact, we completed the movie by 9.30am, and started the upload of the 720p version to Vimeo […]


#sfl48hr continues... the descent into madness!

So after a couple of hours of sleep we awoke ‘refreshed’ at 9.00am and, after a hearty breakfast, got stuck into the edit. Whilst I was blogging and doing the first part of the ‘making of’ video in the wee small hours, Tim and Jack were busy cataloguing all of the footage they had captured during the shoot. This meant that today was a relatively streamlined operation. Honest. Tim started […]


#sfl48hr 2013 Hugawookie wrap day one and still going strong...

It might just be the fact that I am typing this at 03.04 on day two, but I feel kind of blessed right now. Blessed to have spent the (very long) first day in the company of a very fine bunch of actors (bunch is the right collective noun, isn’t it?) Blessed to have the privilege of working with such a small but dedicated and talented set of people: Tim […]



Location Reconnaissance

Hugawookie Films’ – Director/ Producer Matthew and DoP/Editor/Producer Tim doing a location recce on 4th April 2013 for this year’s London Sci Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge!


Hugawookie enters the 2013 London Sci Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge

Let the games commence! Hello Hugawookie followers… it’s been a while, but we’re back. We’ve spent time honing our craft and building on the things we have learned from our previous efforts and now April is here and it is time once again for the London Sci Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge. So how does this madness work? Some time between 10am and 12noon this Saturday, the 6th of April […]


Enter Sandman

It is done. After 48 frenetic hours, with virtually no sleep, the film challenge is over and a fine, fine film lies in it’s place. My fellow wookies have hopefully accepted the warm embrace of the Sandman and enjoyed a well deserved rest. I crashed just before 5am and had to head off to work at 7, leaving them to finish off without me. I have just seen the final […]


Beep. Matthew, Tim and Alistair are unable to come to the planet right now. Leave a message and they'll get back to you when they are a bit more sane...

It’s four in the bloody morning. A second night of little or no sleep (none, so far) and the edit has entered a phase that can best be described as ‘excruciating’. We are tired – our collective IQ has dropped to double figures and normally simple tasks now seem inordinately difficult. Tim has edited together the rushes from the Sunday shoot and graded the footage. Alistair and I have edited […]