The Infinate Conversation was Waking Dream's first entry in a 24 hour film making competition. As the name suggests, the film had to be written, shot and edited in 24 hours. A difficult task by itself but the Waking Dream crew made things harder for themselves by having plans on the day of the competition which meant we only had 11 hours. The idea came from a double page spread in Alan Moore's Promethea where the reader can start from any point and the story is the same.
The shoot was simple, the script was broken down into 4 shots with each shot being one beat of the conversation. Each shot was filmed several times and the best of each cut together to make a continuous loop with as few cuts as possible. The idea was for the viewer to be able to enter the conversation at any point and feel as if they were at the start.
The film was short listed and screened as part of Britfilm's 24 hour film competition at the Corner House in Nottingham. While all involved were happy with the results, an idea came about a few days later which could have made the film even better. As they exit the lift for the second time John would have said "What's wrong with you, I've explained it twice and stop pressing the down button!".