Filmed in Summer 2004 near Bradford-on-Avon,
Wiltshire. Released September 2004.
is by far our most adventurous and longest film.
It was filmed over a period of three months
and edited within one month
The original screenplay featured characters
talking within the film and a character called Derek. A
life-sized stuffed model of Derek was made to shoot a shot where
he was hung from a tree. All of these shots were scrapped as the
talking (and stuffed person) ruined the creepy atmosphere. The
running time would have also been increased from 14 to 30
The sequence at the end where the Max (the
boy) wakes up face down in the stream, involved Max holding his
breath for around 20 seconds, he became ill a day after this
shot was filmed and it may well have been down to the dirty
water of the stream.
The opening car scene had to be filmed
multiple times due to the fact there was only one cameraman.
This also means Max (the boy) had to jump into the stream
Ironically, the stream in the opening and
closing scenes of Woodlands is the same stream as the one in the
The location the graves were
placed in the woods is perfect. The tree's overhang them. It is
chilling to come across them when walking in the woods. So
chilling in fact that we didn't bother taking the graves away
when we had finished filming to scare any walkers within the