CINEMANOVEL: Day 18 (or 19 or 27)
LAUREN LEE SMITH and JENNIFER BEALS in CINEMANOVEL
Last night was one of the best times I’ve ever had filming a movie.
We didn’t have a location and we needed to grab a scene before Jennifer Beals had to fly back home…so…
We drove around, found a place, and shot.
Just me, Lauren Lee Smith, Jennifer Beals, Kristine, Casey, and Nanners. A couple of wireless mics, no lights, gear, nothing.
Just a fast lens and some imagination.
It was fantastic. More guerrilla style than anything I’ve done since WHEN LIFE WAS GOOD.
I can’t wait to share this film! The cast has been amazing. The tiny crew is the best in the world.
Even thought this is the most ambitious thing I’ve ever done, BY FAR, and the locations have been a nightmare to lock down (thanks Kristine, Ines, Casey, Michelle, and all), this film is visually light years ahead of anything I’ve made in the past, including A Night for Dying Tigers.
Shooting and lighting this film has been a lot of work, but it’s the most fun I’ve ever had behind the camera.
Tomorrow is either day 18, 19, or 26, depending on whether you count our “film-within-the-film” shooting days in the schedule.