After Affects - Crossed Wires is OMF's current production. A tear jerking docudrama based on actual case histories, AFX follows the development of two children from newborn to pre-teens, both suffering from FASD, and the impact that the condition has, not just on the sufferers but also on their families.
Through a Panorama style introduction and dramatic sequences based on real events, AFX promises to expose this debilitating condition in a dynamic and harrowing movie.
After Affects - Crossed Wires is being produced by the same crew and director responsible for the award winning Tariro movie and Zorina short, AFX has been cast, locations identified and filming has begun.
Images on this page are actual frame grabs from the rushes.
After an intense pre-production period crammed with casting, location search and script revision, AfterAffects moved into the Principal Photography stage in February, closely followed by initial post-prod for first cuts of scenes filmed.
In a ground breaking session on 18th February the very first scenes were shot of alcoholic mother Jessica and her friend Susan. Those scenes were shot on location with a private house being used for Jessica's flat, the Arion pub three miles away as the interior of a pub - and the pub's exterior also doubling as a maternity hospital!
Further progress saw nursery sequences filmed at a children's centre, then scenes of a lovey-dovey night on the sofa watching the TV with a glass of wine and a very explosive argument in a kitchen.
As production progressed the team moved on to scenes filmed in one of Southport's top hotels. Though sitting enjoying a coffee on the terrace, the temperature was just two degrees so the cast had no problem linking to the dialogue 'shall we go inside, it's bitter out here?' With rugs bearing the hotel logo turned over, promotional stands removed and wall signs covered with paediatrics signage, the entrance and foyer of the hotel also doubled as a hospital.
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