Golden Age Music

Ashwin asked : could u comment on the music of the really eager to know how and what kind of music a r rahman has made and when the soundtrack will release...thanks 🙂 Aswin, the music for Golden Age is being co composed by A R Rahman and Antonio Pinto. For those that don't [...]

The Ego and Context

Can I see myself out of any context ? Can I just exist ? without contextualizing my existence ? I have been battling this question over the last few days and would welcome comments. I am a father. A film maker. A man. A human being. I am one person for one moment and another [...]

The last day ..

This is Shekhar again. Thank u Justin for holding the daily blog together so infomatively and so entertainingly. And thank you Melainie for your wonderfully emotional blogs for your all too brief visit to out sets from Australia So what does that last day mean ? Relief ? The end of fatigue ? Not at [...]

…..and Cut.

Monday 31st July. 5.10 PM – ‘H’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. The eightieth and last day of principal photography today and so my last entry on this production blog. It was some 13 weeks ago, during a night shoot at Westminster Cathedral, that Shekhar first asked me to start blogging about the production and the history [...]

Love and Exploration

Friday 28th July. 11.30 AM – ‘A’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. Our last day on a revamped A stage which has now become a room in Raleigh’s London home, Durham House. It’s also our last day with Clive and Abbie. With only three more shooting days left, today is our last major dialogue scene as Raleigh [...]

The Moment of Reckoning

Thursday 27th July. 2.30 PM – ‘H’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. The final part of our fireships sequence today as a burning ship collides with a Spanish galleon. Arranging for two ships to collide out of water on a sound stage is no mean feat so this is a big day for our special effects team. [...]


Wednesday 26th July. 3.30 PM – ‘H’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. Into the full action sequences aboard our Spanish galleon today as the deadly fireships glide amongst the anchored Spanish fleet. As Raleigh’s fireship approaches we find ourselves onboard a Spanish galleon in state of panic. Anchor cables are cut, burning spars clutter the stern, fire [...]

Grande y Felicísima Armada

Tuesday 25th July.7.30 PM – ‘H’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. It’s time to look at the action of the Armada campaign from the other side so our ship has been redressed to become a Spanish galleon, and will be digitally altered to make it seem a little larger, as the Spanish waships were generally larger than [...]

A Kiss

Monday 24th July. 12.40 PM – ‘A’ Stage, Shepperton Studios. Into the last week of principal photography now and back to the private chambers on ‘A’ stage for one last visit. It is here, in a corridor just off the main atrium, that Raleigh and Bess kiss, setting in train a series of events they [...]