Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Original Story Idea

Thought Id also post the original Brothers Grimm fairytale that inspired me to make the film.
I adapted the original to suit it being shown on screen but I didnt deviate too much from the feel of the original...


There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, and spilt the broth upon the table-cloth or let it run out of his mouth. His son and his son’s wife were disgusted at this, so the old grandfather at last had to sit in the corner behind the stove, and they gave him his food in an earthenware bowl, and not even enough of it. And he used to look towards the table with his eyes full of tears. Once, too, his trembling hands could not hold the bowl, and it fell to the ground and broke. The young wife scolded him, but he said nothing and only sighed. Then they brought him a wooden bowl for a few half-pence, out of which he had to eat.

They were once sitting thus when the little grandson of four years old began to gather together some bits of wood upon the ground. ’What are you doing there?’ asked the father. ’I am making a little trough,’ answered the child, ’for father and mother to eat out of when I am big.’

The man and his wife looked at each other for a while, and presently began to cry. Then they took the old grandfather to the table, and henceforth always let him eat with them, and likewise said nothing if he did spill a little of anything.


I had some progress pics of the puppets but I cant seem to find tham now, so I'll just fling up a link to the film

Tomato Soup from Paul O'Brien on Vimeo.

Tomato Soup

Here is the real star of the film Campbells Condensed Tomato Soup..... thanks Campbells!!

Characters on Set

Heres a few of the characters on the set and a couple of the lighting set up


Here is a few pics of the building of the set

First post so I thought Id put up a few pics showing something like a making of my short film Tomato Soup. Hopefully these will give a bit of an insight as to what went into making this film....
First of all here is the initial set design.