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[on 45 Years
(2015), acting and first assembly cuts] We cast the female character, Kate, first because she's so central to the story. It's all from her point of view, and luckily Charlotte [Charlotte Rampling
] said yes very quickly. That casting decision was so difficult, because if our leads didn't work together, we were done. For me, acting is the most important thing that makes a film work - ...
Shot his first feature Greek Pete
(2009) himself on an inexpensive HD camera for a micro budget of about £ 5000. His second feature Weekend
(2011) had a low budget of £ 100000 to £ 120000 and was shot primarily using a Canon 5D Mark II, with outdoor scenes shot on a Sony PMW-EX3, because of its zoom lens. Both films were completed in a fully digital workflow.