Friday, October 25, 2013

Production Update

Hey kids!

Well, all but two scenes and some filler bits are shot and chopped on 'Sloppy Dead Seconds'.

The actor for one of the scenes will be coming in from Las Vegas next week. Casting for the other scene continues to be difficult. Model Mayhem has become virtually useless and full of delusional princesses who do not understand professionalism. It's frustrating because all but one of the ladies in my film were found at MM, but since them it has been one hellacious experience. I thought it was just me and my film but conversations with other photographers and filmmakers, plus the site's own forum, confirm that MM has become overrun with those unique creatures in our world: American bro-chicks and Daddy's Princesses playing 'model' and 'actress'. Perhaps I'll write a post on this topic after production. Suffice it to say that I can only tell a girl that it's a disturbing horror movie so many ways before it must be determined that she is an idiot. However, I have four amazing ladies, two trannies, and a female producer on this movie who get what I'm doing and are wonderful to work with.

It looks like I'll be having my screening party for cast and crew and friends and family on the 22nd or 23rd of November. This is usually when I show the first cut to an audience for the first time. Last year, the group saw a 75 minute version of Hell's Bells accompanied by music used just for that screening. It was quite a different experience than the 46-minute final cut featuring authentic classical compositions. However, SDS will not change very much -- if at all -- between the cast/crew screening and its final release cut. I'm always anxious to show my films to the folks who worked on it and paid or it. After that, I'm anxious to show it to an audience of strangers, of course.

In the meantime, I gotta get back and get this picture finished!

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