We wrote the film specifically with his voice in mind but as unproven directors with barely a short film to our name at that point, the general perception was that we didn't stand a chance of landing him. We didn't even have any real money on offer, so to actually get him for the part was amazing. 'Rik likes our script! Maybe we're not wasting our time with this film-making thing after all!', we thought.
I'm very excited to be a delegate at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 (EIFF) - and even happier that the first film I saw yesterday was a very clever, brilliantly made and thought-provoking short film.
For this season's Future Shorts programme, Future Cinema, (the creators of Future Shorts and Secret Cinema) have partnered up with Morgans Hotel Group to include London's St Martins Lane and Sanderson hotels in their ever expanding network of Future Shorts locations.
Allan Niblo is an award-winning film producer and a founder member of film production and distribution company, Vertigo Films. His past credits include Human Traffic, Football Factory, StreetDance 3D and the award winning Monsters. Here, he reveals his inspiration for filmmaking and passes on top tips to aspirational filmmakers.