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Saturday, May 29, 2010

thank you monster crew

We wrapped one week ago and I think I am finally feeling normal again. Thanks to all the crew who put in so much time, dedication and creativity to make this short film happen. Our last night was a long one, with the pressure of Golden Ears Park shutting the gate for the night and locking us in the park. That wouldn't be so bad, but there is a monster out there!!! In the end I got all of the shots needed and our amazing crew packed up and got the hell out before being eaten.

I have about a billion things to blog about right now and I am trying to choose what first. So, how about starting at the beginning.

 Ed Brando, brought in his trailer for costumes, hair and make up. In the first picture Jodelle and her mom are leaving the makeshift star trailer.

There was a 15 minute walk between where the trucks could park and where we were shooting. Ed also brought his ATV to set to shuttle people back and forth to set.  And then we had pick up trucks taking the equipment - a little bit at a time. The crew worked soooo hard and they were amazing.

This picture was taken from the trucks. We had to go all the way to that grove of trees. On a narrow dyke road. One pickup truck almost went into the water, but the guys got it back on the road.

There was lots of wild life everywhere. We saw beavers, eagles, cranes and all kinds of birds, including this family of Canadian Geese.

We all had a really good on set, even though it was a lot of work on a grey wet day.

In the foreground is Doug Hutchison getting his makeup by Steph Miramontes, our key makeup. To the left is Marilyn Thomas and in the left background is Paul Armstrong (both Hotshot producers). To the right with red hair is Odessa Bennett, Wardrobe Supervisor and me (the director) and Stu Robinson, set photographer. All of these photos are courtesy of Ruby Johnson.


  1. Hey, that's great news! Congratulations on MONSTER!!! The locations/scenery are beautiful!

  2. This looks so awesome!!!! Can't wait to see it :-) You all should be so proud of yourselves!!! Big thumbs up!!!

  3. jon - ya man, locations were key to the look of this film. we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thanks Jon!

    sageman - you rock man. thanks buddy.