I’m having a debate as to why even write this blog post this early in the morning. I’ve been up for an hour. It’s 6:40am, and we’re on day 6 of 12 for the feature film Stuck.
I almost feel like I’m writing a handwritten journal, marooned on an island, writing about what people should not do and, to please, harken my warnings.
But the fact is, whether it’s nervous energy, worry, or actual excitement for the project, I can’t sleep.
We’ve accomplished a lot in a little amount of time, and have gotten three out of six difficult shoots behind us. Quite a feat for a, up until yesterday, a four person operation.
I look at the scope of what we’re shooting, and remember back to when I thought it might be a great idea for me to shoot the film myself, ala 5AM. I sit here and think back to that John a few weeks ago and think, what a moron. Not to be negative, you know, but to marvel at the naivete, or perhaps the hubris of wanting that much control over something that quite a few people have put faith into.
It was a very strange situation, how we came upon our trusted DP. A new friend of Julie’s, a volunteer, for fuck sake, who loves shooting, liked the script, and, after meeting for dinner one night, signed on to help us shoot this picture. He’s been nothing but wonderful, and if you have a chance to check out his other films, you should.
Julie’s been so wonderful these past few days. Not only as producer and sounding board, but as chef. We’ve been eating wonderfully on set, hah. Lynn, who’s in the middle of rehearsals for the latest Axis Theater project, has been invaluable when she’s been available.
Starting Sunday, we have a full time sound person, which is going to help tremendously.
We’re getting fantastic performances out of everyone. People tell me I’m doing a good job. I’m going to take them at their word.
I’m going to try and get some more sleep before call time at 9:30. This is one of our easier days, and then tomorrow we shoot a very fun scene, followed by a great dinner. Should be awesome.
Thanks for reading. Thanks to everyone for the support on Stuck. I really appreciate it!