Less than a week!
We have less than a week until we shoot our zombi film and boy is there so much to do! But we had a great day today. Brent (our lead) and his brother Alex (playing Brent’s brother) came for a read through and it went really well. Larry (Nate’s dad & our intrepid AD) was here as well. The read was great despite several script changes and the fact that Alex just saw the script today. They had great questions, and we really fleshed out the characters. Brent and Alex are excited, and we’re excited to have them on board. We’ve had a few scheduling issues, so we cast Alex just this week. Whew! What a relief to get that taken care of. Now I can return the costume possibilities in every conceivable size and keep only the ones in Alex’s size. Hurray!
We also got to get Brent into his costume and it’s perfect. I’ve been all over town searching for light blue dress shirts (button down, long sleeve) that are cheap (or free, though I’ve yet to find free) so I can gore them up! It’s been surprisingly difficult.
We’ve also been working on our crew. My beautiful friend Karrie is now our wardrobe mistress. She’s going to be perfect for the job. Melinda is make up, and despite proclaiming to be very girly (she loves sparkles & Tinkerbell), so loves zombies! How convenient. It’s really all coming together.
After the read through, we took Larry to see our locations and are settling in on what’s what. We’ve also started aging our tent (hope it’s sunny and bleaches that sucker quickly. We already hit it up with peroxide). Tomorrow is more costume & prop shopping/gathering. Tonight we resumed our shot breakdowns and they’re really coming together. Better get that schedule nailed down so Larry can start cracking his AD whip! 😉
I just realized that this is a bit choppy, but it’s after 1 a.m. and I’m a bit fried from wrapping my brain around all of this. I can’t wait to share the movie with everyone! But first, I need my beauty sleep! 🙂