We’ve been invaded by a film crew this week,they’re shooting a film called The Messenger, which is a thriller about a young boy who sees dead people .. or does he? They’ve been using the Crematorium Chapel to shoot some interior shots (mainly the catafalque by all accounts) and the Anglican chapel for the exterior (this has been converted to Offices so the inside wouldn’t be suitable) The Cemetery Supervisor has been pulling his hair out as they couldn’t decide where they wanted ‘the grave’ dug and he had to open three different plots.
A local undertaker was hired to provide the hearse, cars and coffin. He’s spent most of the day either waiting at the catering wagon, or lowering and raising the coffin in and out of a grave. It seems filming seems to work on the principle of ‘hurry up and wait’ I think all the days shoot will only make three or four minutes of screen time in total.
Unfortunately I was stuck in the Office and missed all the excitement (and the grub!)