In 2008 my brother
entered this online short film making competition and I helped out.
We didn't win the competition, but we had a bloody good laugh making comedy videos
, and one of them
did win a Canadian film festival.
I was a production assistant on set, acted bit parts, and one day a camera was thrust into my hands and I ended up making the behind the scenes videos
and editing the trailer
(while faking a Jeremy Clarkson/movie trailer style voice.)
By the time we made our last video
, we felt we'd really got the hang of it.
Then we ran out of money, I got a phone call from the bank telling me they wanted their overdraft back, and we all got day jobs for another decade.
But the comedy film making never really ended...