PREMature adopts an intimate shooting style to compliment the naturalism of the series. The cinematography employs avant-garde features with reference to certain rules of Dogme filmmaking such as the use of available light at locations that have been sourced thoroughly beforehand as well as original props belonging to the settings. The intention is to continue bringing to life a story in real environments such as an active West London Hospital, a High School during school hours and a Car Mechanic Business to name a few.
Shooting on a high-end DSLR for a television and online presentation has proved advantageous considering budgetary issues. We’ve been able to complete a swiftly paced photography stage covering much more within a shoot day than a standard production would due to a talented skeleton crew, rehearsed cast and lack of set up involved in terms of equipment.
There are many moments throughout the series that dive into surreal and often bizarre sequences opening the doors to dark humour and the internal feelings of characters. The vivid dialogue in the original script has been tweaked during production through a collaborative relationship between actor and director consisting of much improvisation and going on feeling at that precise moment.
In order to obtain the organic and extremely naturalistic performances, the casting process applied a unique element in sourcing artists with attributes and moments in their own personal history and lives that in some way mirrored their fictional counter-parts.