Judge Minty, the Judge Dredd fan film.

Judge Minty Edmund Dehn
Judge Dredd Greg Staples
Director Steven Sterlacchini
Director of Photography and Digital Imagery Stephen Green
Prop and Costume Creator Daniel Carey-George of Custom Creations
Storyboards & Concepts Barry Renshaw
Written By Steven Sterlacchini & Michael Carroll, based on the work of John Wagner

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A successful first day's filming

On Sunday we had our first day of location filming at Magna Science Museum, Rotherham. A big thank you to the museum and its staff for allowing us to use their very dramatic car park for the 'city bottom shoot out' scene. We were extremely lucky with the weather and although it was cold it remained dry, so we were able to complete all the required shots on the day.

Congratulations to all the cast and crew involved. I was expecting enthusiasm, but was blown away by the professionalism and commitment shown by everyone. Edmund Dehn's performance looks amazing in the footage. Greg Staples also looked great as Dredd and Matthew Banwell was excellent as Minty's shooter.

In all, there was some excellent acting from everyone, which changed the dynamic of the scene for the better. I was tempted to go into details, but it would only mean anything if you were there. Needless to say there were some dramatic deaths and some superb part building. Everyone managed to give their own character an individual personality, which really shows in the footage.

If it wasn't for the fact that everyone was pitching in we never would have managed it in time we had. A MASSIVE thank you to all involved. At no time did anyone say a word about the cold, lying on the floor for ages or the number of retakes.

Dan's costumes and props looked spot on in the final HD footage and Steve Green's camera work is excellent. Barry Renshaw's suggestions and eye for continuity were essential and his story boards were a joy to work from.

David Lindsay took two roles on the day, as both stills photographer and Second Unit Director for some other 'special' footage. I've loaded a selection of his stills in this post.


  1. It was a fantastic day all round.
    Having never done anything like this before it was fascinating to see what goes into filmwork.
    From the costumes to the positioning of shots and to the tiniest details, (the rubbish strewn about the place) it was very interesting to see it all fall into place.

    There is loads more I could talk about but I'd never stop (the day was that good) so before I start, I better stop now!

  2. It was an absolutely fantastic day...I think we all enjoyed getting into our street clothes for the first time and there was some great behind the scenes dialogue going on between the guys that just added to the fun factor....One of the most fun things I have ever done..Thank you..

  3. As an avid reader of 2000AD still (I'm 43), I must commend you guys on doing this movie.
    When it is available I would like to be able to view it.
    Keep on with the shooting.


  4. Looks like a great first day, heaps of luck with the rest of the production. Cracking bunch of talented folk you have working on it there.

  5. Cheers for the comments.

    I'm currently working on a rough cut of the footage. Lots of nice subtle acting work which I didn't spot on the day.

    Saving it for the camera.