Jimmy Coates: Blackout trailer shoot. Except it wasn't really a set, it was London's South Bank. I think in this shot I'm either contemplating a particularly tricky stunt or I'm standing still so that Kat Molesworth can test the light or the focus or the temperature or the vibe or whatever else film-makers need to do these days with their new-fangled 'talkies'.
Anyway... this is all about my new book trailer. You're about to see it. But first I thought you'd like a sneaky peek at a couple of 'making of' pictures I took while we were shooting.
First, something for the tech-geeks. Here's all the kit Kat brought with her for the shoot. Hey, I said 'kit kat'. Hehehe.
He jumped off this:
He climbed up here and thought about jumping off:
And Kat was filming it all in the rain:
The rain became an issue when Mat tested out a couple of stunts, pulled them off perfectly, but it was obvious that it was too wet underfoot to risk them again.
Strangely, the most special moment for me wasn't any of the film-making or the ridiculous stunts that a teenage free-runner was performing all for my benefit, it was this:
Jimmy Coates: Power for one of my favourite action scenes in one of my books. It's set right here, under these bridges.
OK. Enough behind-the-scenes. Here it is. The World Premiere of the Jimmy Coates: Blackout book trailer.
I really hope you like it. And if you do, please go ahead and send it on to somebody.