It's day four, the schedule is rolling from days into night-shoots. We've set up outside Mawley Hall, a perfectly-preserved Queen Anne manor house in the West Midlands of England, perched on a hilltop in a eye-poppingly pastoral English landscape. You can't see the view or the main house in this shot, maybe I'll try to find you one later.We've waited for the sun to go down before shooting, so as not to have any direct sunlight, and the afterglow-lit view from where Gillian and Danny are standing, of rolling hills dotted with sheep, and broad sweeps of forest is pretty breathtaking. It was a very cold, clear night, with the temperature plummeting towards freezing - so cold in fact that our digital sound recorder has just broken down and Cuong is recording guide sound on a little DV video camera. Later that night we're planning to shoot a scene with a crowd of party-people jumping fully-clothed into the outdoor swimming pool and I'm a touch worried about having lots of wet background artists waiting around in the cold. Gillian is wearing a flimsy silk dress, and toughing out the cold for this shot, where she and Danny arrive at Misha's party, in the first act of our movie. Note the director and the DOP Chris Seager (operating the camera) and every one else wearing thick mountain gear! Don't worry, we made sure Gillian and the rest of the cast were kept warm between takes!