Filming has started on The Right Juice

in News · 31-03-2012 00:00:00 · 0 Comments
Filming has started on The Right Juice

Filming finally started on Wednesday, 28 March, on the Algarve-based low-budget indie film The Right Juice, following a read-through of the script with all of the actors on Sunday.

Prior to getting started on filming, the team held a presentation at Zoomarine, which is also a film location for a number of scenes, on Saturday, 24 March to introduce the main actors and maintain the fundraising momentum.
Those present included British actress Ellie Chidzey, known for her role as the barbarian Lux in the 2005 film Dungeons & Dragons 2: Wrath of the Dragon God, who is to play the role of Sally Fellows, British actor Mark Killeen, who will play the main character Oliver Fellows, and Portuguese actor Miguel Damião who will play Oliver’s neighbour, Manel.
Portuguese actress Lucia Moniz, who starred alongside Colin Firth in the 2003 hit ‘Love Actually’ was also present and made the most of her visit to Zoomarine to become re-acquainted with the dolphins.
In the past, Lucia has spent more than a month training with the dolphins at the park in preparation for a role in another film. This prior training has meant that she will be able to play the role of a dolphin trainer in The Right Juice much easier.
Aside from telling people that the film is really going ahead, the team also renewed the appeal for funding.
Producer, Barbara (BJ) Boulter told The Portugal News: “We have received so much support from sponsors, it is simply wonderful, but we still need to meet our fundraising targets to cover many costs.”
International retail chain Fnac has joined the team and is providing all of the filming equipment on loan for seven weeks, saving the team tens of thousands of euros.
Other sponsors include the five star resort Vila Vita Parc which is providing rooms for the principal out-of-town cast as well as agreeing to be a filming location for a number of scenes, while the company Vendap has supplied the film’s iconic portable toilet as well as a couple for cast and crew to use while filming in remote locations.
Local resident Colin Hayle also contacted the team to offer his support The villa he manages, Quinta da Lua is one of the filming locations.
“There are still plenty of opportunities for people to help out with items or through monetary donations via the website,” said BJ.
Filming is scheduled to last almost seven weeks, after which all the footage will be edited before it is ready to be screened as a completed film.
“Once the filming is over, there will be several months’ wait as the editing is done. A good friend of mine has offered to work on the project for free, but this means it will have to be fitted in with their other projects,” said director Christian Knigge.
“Editing requires many hours and once it is finished, much of the sound has to be redubbed over the top, such as car scenes, to ensure the sound flows correctly,” he added.
Once the presentation was over, both the team and the audience were given the chance to explore the park before work started with a script reading the next day.
Following the reading, Christian described the experience as “funny, moving, engaging and wonderful.”
“Hearing the words and enjoying the pace and rhythm of the story for the first time was a proper privilege. The story unfolding right there in front of us, the actors engaging with each other and playing off each other. We’re making a movie!”
For more information about The Right Juice or to make a donation to this Algarve project, visit their website at: Alternatively find them on Facebook. To learn more about how you could take part in the party scene, email BJ Boulter at:
Eloise Walton


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