Getting back to Paper Thin. I’ve been privileged to have a bit of insight into the filming process recently.

Elizabeth Duong and her team of volunteers are producing a short film to raise awareness of leukaemia and, fingers crossed, some research funds. I’m amazed at how professional this amateur film-maker is.


Elizabeth at work with the lead actor.

We were fortunate to get the use of a hospital bed for filming, thanks to Kayanne and Amber at St Vincent’s Hospital. So just by being there at the start and end of filming days, and helping set up for the final day, I feel like I know a bit more about it all. We’ve also had a loan of original 1950s props from the St Vincent’s Archives (courtesy of the archivist, Barbara).

Costumes by Estelle

Costumes by Estelle

And lots of people were roped in to help make paper cranes – the target was 1,000 but I think there were multiples of that in the end.

low res photo

Here are some shots from set-up. Elizabeth and Katherine were stringing paper cranes up around the bed late into the night. Everyone’s been making the most of Uni holidays to get stuck into the film.

stringing cranes low res

You can see more photos on Liz’s Facebook page.

Next time, fun with modelling clay (some science).