We go to camera in one month, Tuesday September 5th, starting with the beach scene between Max and Keyah, then a quick exterior night scene with Keyah and Max, then the interior AA meeting scene. Scheduling will continue over the next four weeks. I'd say I'm pretty relaxed as most things are in place except some cast and locations. I did shoot a feature once in 2 hours, so 9 days is sooooo much time to me.
I found an actor for Zavier, Geoff Kerman, who has been a student at the film school and acting school. Looking forward to working with him.
I am also waiting on a self tape from someone auditioning for Harmony. She sings as well which is good because I am adding a song that she write, in the movie.
Lyrics written from Harmony's perspective in life, feeling that she is less fortunate than others who are the same age, from the same school. She is "value village" and others are "Aritsia"
I was meant for more
I'm bent, not broken yet
With one foot out the door
The stars above this city are the same above yours
The water at the lake is the same on your shore
Where did you start, and where do I begin
I want to get out but it is easier to give in
I was meant for more
The chords and tune are coming together in the video section. I'll post a demo soon as well.
Yesterday I had coffee with a location scout, Laura Walker, who will come on board to assist. She mentioned a location scouting assistance fun through Ontario Creates. I have inquired so we'll see if I can get some funds to hire Laura.
Recently I reached out to a high school friend who has a fancy car, and he will loan it to us for the Eddie scene where he gets out of a nice car at the bar.
I posted a call on Lights Camera Hamilton for the role of Sam, the officer, and Sam's goon. I believe I found them based on what came in but I'll wait until they confirm.
This is the post:
Casting. Shoot is Hamilton, Sept 5-15. Non Union. Drama. Paid but low budget.
1) Alpha Male. People fear your gaze. Within a few words people know you are serious. 40+ but will consider younger. Needed 1-2 days
2) Tough female character, in looks and speech. Commands authority but is very sly. 30+ ideal. Needed 1 day maybe 2.
3) Bodyguard type. 25 + Needed 1-2 days
All roles any ethnicity.
Please send headshot.
If available, link to a demo but not necessary.
If you have the look and the ability, please send to email@example.com
I have been writing a haiku for the film. Probably won't be spoken but I tried it in poster form.
It follows a 5 7 5 5 7 9, the 9 being an error because this film is about failure so I needed to incorrectly write this haiku.
I did up this photo using Adobe Express (which comes with the suite that I subscribe to) with a bit of editing I like how it looks. It also came out low-fi which I love. The original looks crisp but the fact that my export was a "failure" seems fitting to the theme of the movie.
I picked up some oil based hair gel to hopefully grease up my hair a bit. Will test that soon with photos. I know up until now it's all pretty narcissistic of me posting all this me-me-me stuff but soon there will be more about the people involved. It's Fly on the Wall and sometimes it's just me in the room.