1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I’m counting to 10 before I speak. It was a frustrating day for me. Producers don’t get to have any fun…it’s all about time and money. Today is the first day that we didn’t finish what we started. We ran out of time. Not good with three weeks to go and over 100 scenes to shoot. I was not a happy camper. I’ve come up with a plan. If it works I’ll share it with you.
Actor Peter Williams was on set today to play his part as detective Morgan and as expected his presence raised the level of performances by Aisha and Brent. They were all excellent. The best part of the day was watching them work. Seeing their commitment to the work and the enthusiasm in which they approached it.
The first order of business for Peter however was to get a haircut. Arlene Looby, of House of Pamper, came right to the set and gave Peter the standard issue Antiguan detective hair cut! He got his hair cut real short and his beard and mustache “neated up”.
It was a very effective transformation. He does look like CID. He was concerned that the shorter hair would make him look too young in the role but it works.
Actor Jeff Stewart is here! We will start working with Jeff by the end of the week. Scenes are being shifted to accommodate the availability of venues and of key “day players.”
Jeff came with a suitcase full of wardrobe choices…I can’t wait for show and tell. He is excited to be here and ready to work. We left him alone for a few days to decompress after an 8hr flight. It’s hard to believe that three years after we met and discussed making this film that it’s happening.
FX makeup artist Sara Jones is back home as well. We will start brainstorming about how to make the movie magic happen. We still have the challenge of getting the FX material shipped to Antigua. YIKES$$$$$$. So tomorrow, we will pick up from where we left off…do one extra scene and re-group to come up with a plan of attack….6, 7, 8, 9, 10.