Archive | May, 2012

Shooting The Trailer: Wrap (Once More unto the Breach)

I stand in awe of all the artists who brought their gifts to my film.  In awe of the creative artistry in this town and the wonderful, collaborative spirit that has brought so many photographers, videographers, graphic designers, illustrators, animators and film editors to offer to work on my first script as a writer-producer.   […]

Shooting The Trailer: Day 15 (Wolves)

How I became interested in wolves…and why I wanted to write a film about wolves. We had a Siberian Husky.  I studied her history of domestication and became fascinated with her more dignified relatives. Nadia could be fairly snotty, herself… Wolves certainly do have a very different demeanor and essence than dogs. The wolves are […]

Shooting The Trailer: Day 14 (Permits & Cell Phones)

The line producer doesn’t have a cell phone and doesn’t answer his home phone, preferring email. The assistant producer only answers her phone once a day at 6:00 PM; and only reads her email at 4:00 AM three days a week. The locations coordinator was vomiting, had diarrhea and had her eyes stuck together with […]

Shooting The Trailer: Day 13 (Bad Behaving Actors)

The actor who is playing Walter calls me up. “Where is Wednesday’s shoot?” Me: “Oh, it’s 45 miles outside Seattle at the Tiger Mountain State Forest on the Highway 18 entrance in the upper parking lot near the bathroom.” Walter: “I don’t have a car, you know.” He lives 45 miles from Seattle in the […]

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