Mum is fed up of her family’s lack of appreciation. So she decides to cook them a meal they will never forget… And this time there will be no leftovers.
By August 2009, I had been circulating my script for Leftovers for about 18 months and had worked through nine drafts with two other directors and two other producers. After several aborted production attempts, I felt the script was strong enough to fund personally.
The opportunity came up to make it as part of a two-film co-production (the other film was “Carma”) with Agitate Films (agitatefilms.co.uk) in Stratford, London, UK.
The script had a few complications that made a co-production attractive and I had been looking for a project to bring to Agitate for some time. After discussing the script with Agitate’s MD Parm Singh, we pulled a budget together and started assembling the production.
I had previously worked with RED Director of Photography Dom Rippl (splittingpeas.com) and the remainder of the team was rapidly assembled through contacts and adverts.
Production support from Agitate quickly got together the cast and remaining crew in July, and we were well placed for the day of the shoot on August 22nd 2009.
The shoot day itself went smoothly and despite some sensitive stomachs to some of the more unpalatable content, everything went without a hiccup. So to speak.
Agitate Films and Scale Productions present
A Nick Swinglehurst Film
1st Assistant Directtor – Hans Lucas
2nd Assistant Direction – Derek Laviniere
Production Assistants – Nush, Tania Galan
Script Supervisor – John Fahey
Script Consultants – Alex Norris, Parmjit Singh
Director of Photography – Dominik Rippl
Focus Puller – Matt Jenkins
Camera Assistant – Nelson Hanz
Gaffer – Stefan Lissner
Sound Recordist – Jay Rad
Stills Photographer – Parmjit Singh
Offline Editor – Guy Hellier
Online Editor – Nick Swinglehurst
Colourist – Alanna Krause
Composer – Edwin Sykes
Sound Post-Production – Nick Swinglehurst
Production Designer – Gemma Lines
Make Up & Hair – Sadie Olesker
Make Up & Hair Assistant – Mary Panwaskar
Food Design & Vomit Rig – Gemma Lines
Baby Wrangler – Stacey White
Production Catering – Nush, Parmjit Singh
Wardrobe Supplied by Rob of London, www.rob.eu
Equipment supplied by Better Sounds
Facilities provided by Agitate Films
Production Manager – Derek Laviniere
Produced by Parmjit Singh for Agitate Films
Produced by Nick Swinglehurst for Scale Productions
Written and Directed by Nick Swinglehurst