Saturday, 28 July 2007

Works in Progress

We're well into filming Skins now - finished block one (episodes one and two) and just about to begin filming block two (episodes three and four). It's all looking very good from what I've seen - building on what we achieved last year whilst retaining the original spirit of the show.

We've got some great guest stars in the first part of series 2 - I wont say who, as I don't want to spoil the surprise, but some top comic and telly talent have given some top notch performances.

As for my script, well, I wont pretend it hasn't been really hard. For a while, it felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew, but after some consultation with my script editors and my director (one H Enfield - who is lovely by the way) I feel it is finally becoming the story I set out to tell. We auditioned some people for it the other day, and it was great, as it always is, hearing my lines read out by professionals.

I'll try and do a set visit soon and take some pictures for you. Ben Schiffer is quite eager to interview a member of the cast, so hopefully that'll be coming soon. I'll try and update sooner this time round.

p.s. A lot of people are asking me about auditioning for Skins. Let me assure you, this is still happening, but just not quite yet. I'll see you what I can find out for you though.

jx.

6 comments:

gerbyl said...

thanx for keeping us updated.
Love reading how series 2 developes.

Lauren said...

I'll leave the "I love Us" to myspace. (But, you know ... I do.) How does a series get shaped? I'm in the US -- a lot of the shows don't have the arc of an entire series planned out by the start of production. It sounds like you know the whole story by the time you start shooting. Do all the writers get together and talk about themes and key moments in the characters' lives?

Matt said...

Hey there Jamie. I'm a budding cinematographer and director of photography, and really like the visual styles used in Skins.
I wonder if you could perhaps go into some detail on the cameras Skins is shot on and any other interesting info in that area? Thanks! Matt.

kis said...

Thanks for the updates and insight.
This show is brilliant in its clear and dead-on views of young folks, and I'm impatiently waiting over here in the US for S2.

SkinSP-Chris said...

Hey jamie, Was at secret party (half nakid on stage and in NME haha) Dont spose your doing any auditions for parts anytime soon? Would love to be in it :D anyway my myspz is .com/yay4sebbe and my email is Notoriusbob@hotmail.com thnx man

Zorro_239 said...

Hiya, Thanks for keeping us updated on the next series! Can't wait!!
I know you must get this a lot but are the auditions still happening for parts? Or am I too late? I would love to have the chance to audition.
If you get time please could you drop me a message zo_brown239@hotmail.co.uk would really appreciate it! thanks.
Zoe x