Why the domino shot? 'For Want of a Nail' covers one day in Marty's life. Marty's OCD has been with him for a lot longer. The realism for Marty is that his obsessions and compulsions are with him everyday. As film makers how could we portray that? What would visually hit home that Marty's life is controlled by his need for daily rituals? The use of numbering days and Marty referencing them triggering flashbacks, got director Lucy thinking about how best to depict these both c
Finally our leading man Clark Alexander! What attracted you to acting?
I always loved playing pretend, being different people and doing different voices. When I got older, I realised it was something I could actually make a living from and I wanted to do it properly. Was it always something you wanted to do or did it come later in life?
It was definitely something I always wanted to do. What appeals to you about the character of Marty?
I really like the challenge of being
Next up is Lisa Opara who played Sally in For Want of a Nail. What attracted you to acting? I'm not actually sure, there are so many more reasons but I guess the main one is that I like outlets. And by that I mean outlets of expression, so poetry, song, and acting comes under that for me too, it's cathartic, and it allows you to explore avenues of your own identity that you couldn't necessarily do in your every day life. Was it always something you wanted to do or did it come
For Want of a Nail, was shot ob location in Reigate, Surrey last year. Before filming our 2nd AD Charlotte had a chat with our principle actors to find out a little bit more about them. First up is Thomasin Lockwood, who portrays Marty’s twin sister Mindy in the film. What attracted you to acting? I'll be honest, I just like putting on a show! I like that we can all forget day-to-day life for a moment. My happiest memories as a kid were doing school plays and making people la