Jonny Kanun - How Big’s Yer Hole?
Jonny Kanun is an enthusiastic photographer who has decided that it’s time to get onto social media and share his passion for photography. His love for the camera is clear as he talks frankly about his experience as a famous photographer whilst introducing you, the viewer, to the settings on your camera.
Enjoy this wonderfully joyous, at times rude and always tongue in cheek opening episode as Jonny shares the secrets of aperture. That’s your lens’s hole in case you’re wondering!
Starring; Dane Foxx - Jonny Kanun/Jonny Kanun’s mum
Written by; Mick Child
Director; Mick Child
Co-Director; George Child
Camera; George Child
Editor; George Child
Produced by; Forge Photography Ltd
Forge Photography LtdProducer
Dane FoxxKey Cast"Jonny Kanun"
Runtime:10 minutes 40 seconds
Completion Date:March 6, 2020
Production Budget:150 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:United Kingdom
Shooting Format:Canon C500, C200 MKII
Mick Child has been a photographer since he was 12 years of age albeit until recently an amateur. He has also written as an amateur writer and produced short films with his son George for 11 years, helping him to master the use of the equipment and think about the structure of production within film.
After 30 years as a railway electrification engineer Mick retired and set up a photography business with a view to helping his son, then 14, to improve his skills with a camera. In 2017 George announced that his interests lay in film production, so their company Forge Photography Ltd started to invest in professional videography equipment.
George is now 17 years old and studying TV and media at college in Bedford. His skills from stills cameras quickly transferred to moving picture cameras, and he is now proficient in operating Canon’s C200 MKII and the new C500 MKII. Mick and George work mostly together on projects, however George is very capable of acting as co-director and DoP on all of their “in-house” productions. George also acts as DoP where other producers/directors utilise Forge Photography’s skills.
Forge Photography Ltd are 18-months into their 6-year business plan of breaking into the broadcast side of the industry. To date they are mostly self taught and have a lot to learn, but this does not curb their enthusiasm or determination and appetite to produce better and bigger things. 2020 is an exciting year for both Mick and George with a number of projects coming to fruition, including a feature documentary based on a heritage railway.
I have a real Passion for “cringe” comedy. This is my first go at writing and directing it and I’m intrigued to see if an audience engages. Personally, I love that sense of not knowing whether to feel sorry for the character and choosing the theme of a social media, “how to”, self made video and creating a character who is unsure of himself, but in the same token views himself extremely highly, was the perfect recipe. I keep the script factual, so it actually is a camera tutorial too. Working with actor Dane Foxx and my son George is an amazing experience and whilst I have set opinions about how my character should be, I like to allow both Dane and George the freedom to experiment a little. The mum scene was filmed whilst I was out of the room with no script and completely ad-lib. I wrote the mum lines to go with it after I’d edited the film and Dane recorded them at home for me.
I sincerely hope you find something to like about it.