Just as predicted we completed our longest day and clocked out at 9 p.m. that’s 15 hours on the job. Professor Berry told the film students “this is what filmmaking is all about..this proves if you have the leather!.. if you really got it in you.” Tom, the UK intern, called it “A proper day.”
Laura’s pictures of the Betty’s Hope shoot are stunning! I will put more of her photos in the photo gallery. You can’t tell that the production was held up by rain. Howard and Tom dug a hole for the vase, which he covered with mud while Berry shot scenes with Brent taking pictures at Betty’s Hope. Both tasks were interrupted by rain twice. We had professional photographer Gemma Hazelwood on location with us to ensure that Brent handles the camera correctly in his scenes. It worked. As the day stretched on Howard did some shooting as well giving Berry a break from the camera. Teamwork, it’s the only way it gets done.
Today, it was an 8 a.m. call. We did one scene in St. John’s (it drizzled) and we wrapped at 1 p.m. That’s in anticipation of tomorrow which is expected to be a 12-hour stretch in English Harbour for a shoot at Villa Casa Lidia and Abracadabra.
Abracadabra is a popular bar in English Harbour, which will be closed for a month. Tomorrow night (Friday June 12) we will bring it to life for our movie. We need to round up 100 extras over 18 years old. So, if you want to be in a movie be at Abracadabra at 9 p.m. Warning, it won’t be quick. There is a lot of hurry up and wait in filmmaking. These are Jeff Stewart’s scenes. We will be working with him for the first time tomorrow. Brent and Aisha will have the day off. Although Aisha doesn’t want to miss the fun at Abracadabra:)Her Mom will be an extra…watch for that!
Calypso Joe will be performing and Jeff Stewart will be a little tipsy and dancing with all the pretty women in the bar…it’s a fun lively scene just before… (as in any good horror film) …all hell breaks loose.