And so it is done. I have directed my first film and it was...
Most of all, it was transforming. I feel like a new person after the experience. Sure, I'm still 5 foot 3 and 3/4, I still have brown eyes, still have hair that isn't growing as long as I want, and a funny out-turned walk, but I have accomplished something this past weekend that I never thought possible. And I did so with the amazing help of a skilled, resourceful and willing crew, and an unimaginably talented and kind couple of actors. We did it and I am just gobsmacked. To my writing partner Coryn: Can you believe we finally did it?!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the experience (courtesy of Aimee Devine) for all of you bloggaloggadingdongers to hopefully get a taste of what we experienced this past weekend.
"And...Cut! Alright everybody! Back to one!"
(below) A well-functioning director-producer relationship
(Miss Devine and Miss Coco)
(above) Jeff Dickamore. Being a stud. Or a pirate? One of those.
(above) Considering a new setup
(above) Pleased with a scene
(above) Being VERY serious and engrossed in my film (or maybe dazing off)
(below)Working with my amazing actors Leslie and Jeff (and being silly)
(above) A Picture that catches me right after my 'bawl' fest
as a result of my actors and their amazing performances.
Let it be said: I AM A NINNY! PS) Jordan Harker looks like
Jack Nicholson...in all of his movies.
(Below) An ongoing set joke. Poor Harker never saw it coming.
He was just being a good DP, minding his Ps and Qs, all the while
(below) setting up a beautiful 'push in' dolly shot with Mr. W:
a scholar and a gentleman if I've ever seen one.
(below) First shots of the day. Randall's shirt is the best!
(above) pretending to know what I'm doing. While the
actors are ol' pros.
(above) setting up one of the coolest dolly shots EVER!
(above) Getting love from Emma, whom I love! After a
long day...such an embrace was like a warm blanket.
Day 2 is coming!!!