The SilverSun Picture solution was to take full advantage of our unique film background, which gives us a competitive edge in Canberra and surrounding region. Our A-Team used our detailed planning skills and production knowledge to meet the tight and immovable deadline set for release in cinemas.
The first step was for SilverSun Pictures to use our experience and expertise to assess the lay of the land, addressing the reality that all 11 stories would be produced by different teams, with different crews and different equipment. In assessing, we scrutinised the capabilities of the individual teams, determining risks, challenges and opportunities. We uncovered that some film makers were experienced, while others were emerging. Some had talent in the sound department and some didn’t. Some had quality technical equipment, while others didn’t. Some films would require major support to get them across the line, while others wouldn’t. The technical logistics were mind boggling.
The next step was to develop a detailed plan to manage all risks and the multiplicity of logistical challenges, including technical ones such as needing to match frames per second across all films.
The final step was to get to work, taking the ‘raw films’ and pulling them together, with the looming deadline in mind. In doing so, SilverSun Pictures collaborated for the first time with the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) to use its Arc Theatre, one of the highest quality cinemas in Australia, to perform the final theatrical mix and grade.
Locks of Love came together beautifully as a cohesive anthology feature—on time and within budget. The production and technical requirements mandatory for release in a cinema were all met. The film was shown to sell-out audiences in Canberra and Sydney to great rounds of applause and SilverSun Pictures next formally entered into a partnership with the NFSA to finish all of our films in the Arc Theatre.