Yesterday was Day 4 on Crossing, which leaves us with only one more day of filming... it’s crazy that we’re so close to the end! Tanner got us off to a great start for the day, and John did a phenomenal job, really going above and beyond on every shot, every take, even for some rather difficult scenes. To say I’m fortunate to have him in the lead would be an understatement.
As always, enjoy a few frames from the day’s work.
I think one of these images depicts John looking for a way out... I’m probably not fun to work with after 3 weeks of this. But, the good news: Crossing Day 3 is complete!
Also, John’s killing it, Rachel wrapped production today with a great performance, Tanner is 100% the only reason production is going as smoothly as it is, and Kevin and Emily were there for some comedic relief. Thanks to all for your amazing work, only two days left of production!
Crossing Day 2 is complete! It was great working with John Prud'homme, Tanner Shaw, Rachel Kelley, and Devon Edward on some pretty intense stuff last night, despite the heat, the fireworks, and the late hours. It’s all going really well so far! Some frames and behind the scenes photos below, enjoy!
Awhile back, when I built the shooting schedule for Crossing, I realized that our first day, today, would be our longest day at 14 hours, and it would be the day we’d film some of the most difficult and complex shots of the film. We knew we’d be outside all day, but the weather forecast said thunderstorms. At one point we were a crew of 8 people on set at once, each with a distinct role... among them, 2 were driving vehicles that had to coordinate their speed and distance between one another. We even tackled a small but somewhat dangerous stunt.
So anyway I think I got a solid 3 hours of sleep last night.
But after a VERY long shoot today, Crossing Day 1 is in the can. The best part: ask anyone who was there... they’ll tell you that everything turned out even better than we could have hoped for. I’m working with some of the most talented actors and dedicated crew members that a director could ask for, and today’s success is very much a testament to them and their hard work... John Prud'homme, Tanner Shaw, Eleanor Langthorne, Ryan Anastasi, Alex Homewood, Jacob Dandurand (and Cassie and Danny), I can’t thank you all enough!
So, we’re off to a great start... I’m still a bit nervous, but beyond excited to continue filming next weekend.
In the meantime, I’ll let you all try to figure out where we are and what we’re doing in the color set photo, and give you a brief glimpse at a scene of the film in black and white.
Je presente le clip musical du club français de UNH! Working on this project for the past few months has been so much fun: Huge thanks to Ryan Anastasi, Corail Couvreux, John Prud'homme, and Shaelyn Grace Frost for being huge parts of making the video both behind the camera and in front of it. Also, thanks to our club advisor Anna Kaiulani Sandstrom for making the club possible in the first place. And I have to thank Nathalie Peltier-Horton and Barbara Clark, because without them, I wouldn't know French (which would make directing a French music video really hard to do!) Enjoy the video!
I've been working on a bit of a project for about the past year, and I just hit a major benchmark. I finished my screenplay today. Yup, I wrote a movie. 12,411 words, or 73 pages. So if anyone is looking to act or film or do anything with a movie, let me know! I can't wait to start working on it with Julie Clarke, Nicole Lenares, Emma Shiz, Jason Coffin, Cassidy Kitigis Matthews, Leo Francoeur, Alex Levine, Nick Levine, Priya Swyden, Caynna Cedrone, and hopefully many more!