Movies You Made: “0507” by The Blaine Brothers

December 5th, 2011 by

The Blaine Brothers are a pair of U.K-based performers Cariad Lloyd and Fraser Millward. Their short “0507” has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

Here is the 2-minute film:

Starring Fraser Millward and Cariad Lloyd
Based on an idea by Cariad Lloyd
Devised by Cariad Lloyd, Fraser Millward, Ben & Chris Blaine
Filmed and Edited by Ben & Chris Blaine

You may follow Cariad and Fraser on Twitter here.

If you have any thoughts about “0507” or info on a movie you made, please go to comments.

Tomorrow: More Movies You Made.

“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.”

— James Cameron

5 thoughts on “Movies You Made: “0507” by The Blaine Brothers

  1. Very cool! Great situation. Really liked the punchline, and the performances were strong.

  2. SK Tagore says:

    Excellent! The Blaine Brothers…Ya man really loved the punchline…never expected tht…how did you get this idea? and how did you develop this story…
    Plz giv some details…Coz this is quite an inspiration, as iam working on my short film(though I dont hav any concept freezed)

  3. Hiya SK,

    The idea was Cariad’s, and we actually started shooting without the final punchline – she and Fraser often work together, do lots of improv work and spar really well so we were confident we’d find one in the end. Wouldn’t always recommend that though – because it was such an easy set-up (only took a couple of hours to shoot in all) and it was just the four of us, it was relaxed and like a writing session. We quite liked stripping it back to the bare bones, makes the shooting easier to experiment when you don’t have a huge crew to co-ordinate.

    Guess the big thing to learn from this one if anything is work with good people and let them bring something to the party – it doesn’t have to be all you (for instance, Cariad was nominated for best newcomer at this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards). Oh and that short films for us tend to work better when they’re an idea that just comes out naturally and freely, rather than something we’ve tried really hard to work out. If you’re having brain freeze best to let it lie and let it come to you at an unexpected moment – you’ll be walking home at three in the morning with an idea you just have to write out then and there soon enough! Good luck!

  4. Oh and thanks Matt. And thankyou Scott, we’re well chuffed to be on Go Into The Story!

    much love

    Blaines

  5. yana.d says:

    Great to see how you guys took an everyday story and made it so entertaining! Loved it :)

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