Production Diary #4 - Thankful for a BREAK!!!
Happy Week After Thanksgiving, backers!!!
We here over at Wayward Guide HQ have a LOT to be thankful for: the incredible generosity and support of all of you, the opportunity to create something ambitious and exciting with so many brilliant people we love, and, QUITE immensely at the moment, a few days off for the holidays.
Forgive our radio silence over the last two weeks. Since our last posting, production has taken quite a few (INSANE) turns. I think it's safe to say that this has been one of the more challenging experiences of our careers thus far. Very few moments have been easy and the week leading up to the first block of shooting was riddled with so many obstacles, it was a shock that we even got up to Pine Mountain and started filming in the first place. At this point, a few days before shooting our second block, it's difficult to remember each and every thing that went wrong. But luckily, the three of us shot this little (long) video on our first night recapping what happened. Password is: pinemountain
Wow. We sure look insane. But that's what making movies will do to you. Despite all this madness, whenever we start rolling and get to see the beautiful shots with all the incredible actors we've got in this thing bringing it to life and making it real, it's all worth it. None of the insanity behind the camera shows up on screen and we are SO thankful to have such a brilliant team who is ALWAYS performing at the top of their game!
Also, here are some BEAUTIFUL shots from Day from the brilliant Chris Higgins, who is shooting our BTS!!
Ok!!! Updates about the rest of our shoot in Pine Mountain and the first few days in Los Angeles coming soon. As I mentioned before, with all the conflicts we've come up against, it's been difficult to sit down after a day of shooting and sum it all up in a post. We've either gone right to sleep or wrapped, packed up, and worked for several hours to prep for the next day before going to sleep. So we'll have to recap in this diaries later than we hoped but there's still MANY more stories to share with you about our experience, so stay tuned.
Joey, Brian, and Corey