Waiting for Gorgo
Waiting for Gorgo is a short film which I wrote. It is an homage - although not strictly a sequel - to the classic 1960s British monster film Gorgo, starring Bill Travers and William Sylvester.
The eighteen-minute film was directed by Benjamin Craig of Cinemagine who optioned the script after it was advertised on the Shooting People mailing list. Principal photography (on 35mm) took place in the first week of July 2008 at Elstree Studios. One half of the George Lucas Soundstage was given over to all the studio elements of Big Brother and the other half was us!
Our wonderful cast consisted of:
The film was finally completed in th summer of 2010. It is scheduled to make its festival debut at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France over 4-12 February 2011. Clermont-Ferrand is the world’s number one festival of short films.
Also, you can buy the film on DVD! Here it is on Amazon.com - yours for a kibblesworth under 14 bucks. It’s not available through amazon.co.uk (that would require expensive BBFC certification). The disc includes a very good 35-minute behind-the-scenes Making Of.
Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence lies a secretive government department identified only as the ‘DMOA’. Just what the DMOA does has been lost in the annals of time - all that is known is that it's the last line of defence protecting London from total destruction.
Determined to find out more about this strange department, Alexandra, a young ambitious defence analyst, sets off into the rabbit warrens of Whitehall to see the DMOA for herself. Finding two aged public servants in varying stages of senility, Alexandra is convinced that the DMOA is the result of an unfortunate mistake. However, as the conversation progresses it becomes apparent that the old guys may not be as senile as they seem, and more worryingly, they may indeed be London's last line of defence.