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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Production Stills

George Rainsford as Private James Williams

Director, Richard Cousins

Jason Furnival as Sergeant Jones

Simon Bubb as Officer Pembroke

Peter Stickney as Lieutenant Wentworth

Director Richard Cousins with Jason Furnival


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Last push over the top

We have successfully completed a final technical recce with all department heads, ensuring that everything is on track for shooting to commence next week.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dawn on the Horizon

With all funding finalised Waiting For Dawn has finally received the greenlight, and with pre-production complete shooting is set to commence in February.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Pre-production pushes forward with the final storyboards reaching completion, helping to give us an idea of the grand cinematic style that the Director and the D.O.P hope to achieve.

Friday, 20 July 2012


"Waiting For Dawn" will be shot on 35mm using C series Anamorphic Prime Lenses which will help to create a distinctive anamorphic look.

Friday, 22 June 2012


Here are a few early location ideas scouted by the team earlier in the year:



Pre-prodcution begins

"Waiting For Dawn" is set to start shooting later in the year but until then be sure to keep checking this page for up to date information on the films pre-production process.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


“Waiting for Dawn” is the story of a young soldier and his experiences in
the First World War. It highlights the hardships and horrors faced by many young men who served  in the Army during that time. Writer Gareth
Rothwell is a sergeant who served 18 years in the
British Armed Forces. Both of his great-grandfathers fought and survived
the First World War.

The script won the British Short Screenplay Competition in 2009 and was
judged first out of over 1,500 short scripts by Kenneth Branagh, Michael
Grade, Alan Parker, Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell and Stephen Woolley.
It is a dramatic and moving piece which the judging panel thought would
touch audiences with its thought-provoking subject matter.

We have assembled an experienced and award-winning crew for the project and in-kind, support has been secured from a number of sponsors. We are also lucky enough to have some highly respected charities endorsing the project  including Veterans for Peace and The Soldier Charity. We also have interest from the Royal British Legion and Imperial War Museum. The Film will be shot using 35mm film and filming is set to begin later in the year.

“Waiting for Dawn” Corporate Sponsors are:

Pinewood Studios
BDA Creative
Sound 24

We would also like to give special thanks to the ABF soldiers charity for their kind support of the project.