Catching up with Iona Westlake

Iona

We love it when our past co-creators drop us a line! The lovely Iona Westlake gives us an update on the amazing adventure she calls life…

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So Iona, what have you been up to?

Since March, I have been working with The Imaginarium Studios at Ealing on a Performance Capture shoot for a video game called Squadron 42, Star Citizen. I’m not much of a gamer, but it was very exciting nevertheless and an ambitious project to be involved with.

 

Ambitious? Tell us more…

It is the highest crowd funded project of any genre ever and there campaign is ongoing! They are filming the performance capture elements of the game in several blocks, so I’m not always working on it and it’s going to take a couple of years more to make. Most information regarding it is still relatively under wraps but more information about it will be released later this year. In the mean time, check out the trailer here.

 

That sounds awesome. Any other exciting projects up your sleeve?

Just last week, I finished working on a small one-off comedy drama called Do Not Disturb starring Catherine Tate, and filmed in a old country estate in Kent, which was rather fun, despite the terrible weather and flash floods!

 

Sounds like you’ve been super busy! What are you up to now?

I’ve also been working hard on the production of two short films with funding from Film London. Love In A Time Of Death, is a dystopian drama starring Ashley Thomas and Lucy Chappell. It is still being pulled together in post-production but will be finished soon. The other short, Jacked, I was Associate Producer and Production Manager on, stars Thomas Turgoose and Charley Palmer Rothwell. I’m very pleased to announce that Jacked has been selected as part of the official selection of BFI London Film Festival! Since finishing the film last month our team are delighted to finally show our hard work!

 

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 We hope you’ll join us in wishing Iona all the best as she goes on to conquer the film world!