This is it guys. These are the types of films that we want to define Sandbox Love. It’s “more than the wedding.” It’s the relationship. The past and the what’s to come. Please take a moment to enjoy the film that we put together for Lisa and Nigel, some of the sweetest people I have ever met. Their story is truly inspiring, and they express their love for each other in such beautiful ways.
I’d like to share some of the thoughts behind the filmmaking. I wanted to frame the film in the emotion of nostalgia and to do this I did a couple things. First, I opened the film with the familiar sound of the wind chimes that hang near Lisa and Nigel’s bedroom. This way, every time Lisa and Nigel watch the film, they will be greeted by the sound they hear in the mornings as they wake up to another wonderful day with each other.
Second, I purposefully left in Lisa and Nigel’s natural speaking patterns. It’s become extremely common of editors to clean up people’s natural dialogue; getting rid of the stutters and “umm’s.” But those are the part of who Lisa and Nigel are, and their love for each includes hearing them pause in the middle of a sentence.
And third, I used a lot of old film footage of Lisa and Nigel, to keep the vibe of the film from being too contemporary. I wanted this to be timeless, which would lead to nostalgia in the future.
All of these choices were made for one reason; to tailor this film for them. We’re very proud of this epic result. Major props to my team, Robby and Nick, for helping to create this masterpiece.