Day 2 had another rough start. The night before was a buddy's birthday and BBQ...I turned in at around 11PM, but the lead in my movie (Rug) decided to stay out and party a little longer.
We had talked about striking up our set at around 10AM. That didn't happen. We probably didn't roll tape until around noon...
The Interrogation Scene - Pat's Garage
One thing I anticipated was that people who said the would help with the project might drop out, or show up late. That's why, by and large, I decided to pick up and drop off almost everyone involved in the shoot.
I picked up my buddy Steve from his house at around 11:30AM and only had him on loan for about 2 hours...
One thing I had not anticipated was that Rug's mom would be barging into the garage every 5 minutes to get hedge clippers...
|Breaking the fourth wall? Or opening the back door? You decide, America!|
After helping Adam G. move out of his apartment, we brought him to Park Lawn Cemetery to shoot a quick scene.
There's something off-putting about cemeteries. Oh yeah, the dead bodies.
That, and as per usual, we didn't have permission to shoot there.
|No permission to shoot. But we did have a license to kill..har har har.|
This was one of the few scenes where I had some gore effects planned.
We were in and out of there in 20 minutes, with no one the wiser...
Only I realized later that night that I had forgotten the pool noodle I used as a fake arm...
Not much to report on from these locations. We went in the early evening, got what we needed, and took off!
I wish I'd gotten some better driving footage...and some shots of the wheels from the passenger seat...
We tried to get a peelout going using pine combs (probably a first in the history of movie making). Didn't work. Next time bring flour.
Next up: Production Day 3: Armenian Mobsters!