Hugo Villa Smythe, Author at Raindance

Working with unions

Full disclosure: I’m not affiliated with any of my country’s 21 film trade unions, but I’m seriously considering joining one once my current job in the public sector is finished. Having said that, we’ve all heard -and many may have lived through- the horror stories of...

The Art of Location Scouting

A few years back I did some journeyman work on Man on Fire, the 2004 Tony Scott re-make of a novel set to shoot in Mexico City and its immense suburbs. The Locations Manager, Janice Polley, a long time Scott collaborator, was my boss for the few weeks I worked there...