Indians in the Trenches: The Shoot
To say we achieved a lot during a busy day would be an understatement, as we balanced shooting with amateur and professional actors alongside a BBC crew who had come to document our work.
As a Dot Hyphen Production we once again turned to our trusted professional close friend Juggy Rehnsi for his creative direction – utilising his light studio space to create sets that matched the action being depicted. The set up at Wedshot enabled us to maximise our work – making best use of light and technical equipment to do justice to the story.
But we could not have achieved what we have, as evidence in these fantastic images, without the input of our historian and WW1 consultant Edwin Field from the Diehards. From matching the right kit to the right individual according to their period in the war to ensuring accuracy in portrayal in every element of our shoot, it was fantastic to have Edwin with us on the day.
My thanks to all our actors who volunteered to be a part of this new film: Diljohn Sidhu, Harmeet Singh Bharaj, Pavandeep Singh Sandhu (top left), Azadbir Singh Atwal (centre right), Jobanjeet Singh (bottom left), Gurdev Singh (bottom right), Endip Singh Rai.
We have enjoyed working with these guys, a thoroughly nice bunch of lads. While we take a lot of pride in inspiring people through the deeds of our ancestors – we also get a lot of satisfaction from developing young talent, and so I hope we can help develop their careers to.
Finally, we look forward to sharing our hard work and efforts with you all in due course. “Indians in the Trenches” is slated for release in September when we will be bringing you a new web resource at www.sikhsatwar.info