Favorite on-set memory?
In a recent film (‘Bob & Marion’, about two marathon runners in their eighties) shot in my back ‘yard’, Dartmoor, whilst filming at golden hour, a herd of wild ponies took flight and stampeded in perfect choreography. We were rolling with two cameras and a drone, and the scene became the end credit sequence. It was just one of those incredibly lucky moments.
Craziest on-set/en route to set adventure?
I once made a film about an artist trying to install columns of ice on top of a Norwegian mountain to represent Scott’s Antarctic team. The wind would play the ice like flutes and create an ‘air harp’. However climate change meant there was no snow. We all ended up around a fire on top of the mountain drinking champagne out of vintage glasses. I’m not sure where that came from. The whole venture was insane.
More About Amanda Bluglass
Amanda’s films and commercial work have featured on the BBC, Oprah Winfrey Network, Channel 4, Huffington Post and The Atlantic, with commissions from clients as varied as NASA, London Olympics, Samsung, Etsy, the National Trust and Photobox. She’s also an Associate Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, UK. Her first career, spanning 12 years in BBC radio/TV news saw her working with national correspondents for the Six, One and Ten o’clock News. Since embarking on freelance directing in 2006, she’s won numerous festival selections and awards for her documentary portraits and experimental films. Check out more of her work here: amandabluglass.co.uk.