Nine days ago we set off to India on a mission to shoot an adventure film with a group of kids aged 3 to 15 at a care home in Jaipur.
We travelled the 6,000 miles from home not knowing whether all the things that were on our “c**p that could go wrong” list would go against us. Working with 40 people to shoot a story that the director has never heard of, in just 5 days is hard at the best of times. Let alone when it is 40 children, in 45 degree heat and in a foreign language.
We were prepared for a challenge. We weren’t prepared for the incredible experience and people that we met. It has blown us away how welcoming the people and children at Faith have been. How fantastic the staff and children have been in organising, planning and largely directing the film.
The hope was that the kids would also get involved in the filming, sounds and lighting, which they’ve taken to like a crocodile to water.
The experience of the last nine days for the four of us, Joe, Phil, Andy and I, will live with us forever. It has been a blast!
Joe and I started planning for vegas2jaipur in February this year and want to say a massive thanks to the Hope Support Services, Arms Around the Child, Shadowplay, Calendar Lady, Mike Morgan Media, Podio, Essential Travel, Scott’s VISAs and the Royal Heritage Haveli.
Without them we wouldn’t have had the chance to make this project a reality.
We’d also like to thank everyone who has been tweeting and liking our news and pictures, which has helped us spread the word about the project.
We now move onto the third phase of the project – Post Production – with the friggin ace young people of Hope Support Services!
Later this year we will be announcing the dates for the premieres of the film so keep your eyes on our Facebook page :)
To view today’s pictures check out our Facebook album – vegas2jaipur Day Nine.