Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of all Hayden J. Weal project progress #HJWBTS

Shanghai International Film Festival – Chrono selected!

Shanghai International Film Festival – Chrono selected!

Chronesthesia got into Shanghai!   We first got the email in February, 2017. I was in the South Island on a voluntary tour of primary schools for a charity organisation called Duffy Books in Homes. “Congratulations!” it started. “Chronesthesia has been selected for the 20th […]

Securing an International Sales Agent

Securing an International Sales Agent

We got an international sales agent! How ridiculous is that? Chronesthesia is now being represented internationally by WPE, operating out of the United States of America, selling around the world. As many territories as possible, as much money as possible, getting seen as far and […]

Releasing in Cinemas

Releasing in Cinemas

To play in cinemas Completing a feature film under the age of thirty. That made me feel pretty damn good. Sometimes I wake up and remember it, in the same way that you often wake up and remember it’s a Saturday, and I feel fuzzy. […]

Chronesthesia Premiere!

Chronesthesia Premiere!

PREMIERE! It’s been a long road and a lot of work. Chronesthesia played to a sold out cinema audience as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival on Friday 29th July 2016. The positive response and reviews we’ve been receiving have made every single […]

Chronesthesia, our first feature, is Finished!

Chronesthesia, our first feature, is Finished!

Finished? Yes, completely finished. Visual effects: check. Colour grading: check. Sound: check. Score: check. Weird, weird feeling. Early last week I took the final finished film into a cinema and tested it all the way through. It was a great experience watching what we made […]

Big Announcement – Chrono has a Premiere!

Big Announcement – Chrono has a Premiere!

CHRONO HAS A PREMIERE!! Big news dropped today. Chronesthesia has a premiere. It’s playing for the first time in the world in the city is was shot in – Wellington, New Zealand. We are stoked to be screening on the big screen, obviously, and Wellington […]

Delivery Deadline Looming!

Delivery Deadline Looming!

Check out this video about my last trip down to see the team: Deadline: 5 weeks! That is how long we have to finish the film. That’s not a lot of time. I was under the impression our premiere was our deadline, but of course […]

New Team Members and a Locked Cut

New Team Members and a Locked Cut

New Team Members? As we progress from the editing stage through to the REAL POST PRODUCTION world of colour, visual effects, sound, music, marketing and promo, we need more people. More power. More genius. Which leads us to these new team members: Welcome to our new […]

Locking the edit of a feature film

Locking the edit of a feature film

It’s official – we’re locking the cut Terrifying. Exciting. All of those great emotions are flitting and bouncing around in my warm fizzing heart. I shot a video today (it was raining – perfect activity to do stuck inside) about the process of locking the […]

Shooting Pickups for a feature film

Shooting Pickups for a feature film

Need to fix holes? PICKUPS Every film, so far as I know, shoots pickups. I feel that when I describe to people what pickups are, and why we need them, I’m admitting to a certain failure in the film. But that’s definitely not the case. […]

Travelling for Post Production Meetings

Travelling for Post Production Meetings

Travelling for meetings What a time to have moved away from Wellington! Have a couple of meetings scheduled? It’s no longer a scooter ride, now it’s a nine and a half hour overnight bus then a hire car to come back up. On the other […]

The Inevitable Post Production Slump

The Inevitable Post Production Slump

No posts for two months? It’s a slump. Let’s call it what it is. A slump. A big, great dirty slump of life. The good news: The film is cut. The bad news: Work has temporarily ceased on it. Here’s why: It happens to a […]

Relaxing in Tenerife while other people finish our movie

Relaxing in Tenerife while other people finish our movie

Simeon’s working; I’m relaxing Collaboration is key in this filmmaking venture, and I truly appreciate finding a collaborator as passionate and dedicated as myself. While I’m relaxing here in Tenerife, Simeon is back home gearing up for pick-ups and a huge slog of visual effects. Not […]

A Day in the Life: Editing a feature film in Tenerife

A Day in the Life: Editing a feature film in Tenerife

Vlog Day in the Life I caught up with a good friend the other day and he asked, ‘Have you been editing Chronesthesia nine to five?’ My output of work on the feature film front has been rather high of late, so it was a […]

The Second Cut

The Second Cut

You must be doing the second cut from somewhere boring Aha, you’d think so, wouldn’t you? Working on the first cut is akin to a rockstar’s lifestyle, nights spent drinking and partying, experimenting with scenes and music and sound effects while coked-up supermodels anxiously clamber over your shoulders, […]