Production Swings into Action

on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm

With 5 weeks until we start filming, there’s progress on all fronts, and lots more to do!  Here’s the blow by blow:

Production: Our production team met for the first time in person on Sunday, covering the script and all that needs to be done, ironing out roles and what we’re up against. Much of our team is held up in production for 21 and Over, but they’re double timing around their work schedule to keep things moving for us.

Our filming dates continue to hold at Nov. 1 through Nov. 6.

Crew: We continue to be so lucky in picking up talented crew. Lacee Kloze, a producer for several local films including Pretty Face and Green My Eyes, has stepped in to head up production for us. Mel Elsyn as agreed to take over as our 1st AD and face the challenge of scheduling this movie, and several other known faces such as Stacia Beer and Sean Walsh have agreed to help us further. Other fantastic crew waits in the wings, but we don’t want to jinx it until they’re confirmed.

Fundraising: While our crowd-funding campaigns have been successful, we’re still actively seeking individual donors that want to be part of movie-making action. Any potential investors should contact

Casting: Please welcome local director extrordinaire Corrie Moore as our casting director, and Keri Owen as our casting assistant, both of whom are tackling the tremendous task of finding our cast! Casting sessions begin Sept. 30, and any interested actors can send resumes and head shots to

Stunts: Next week we meet with metal fabricators to begin work on making our ridable shopping carts and camera platforms.

Donations: Bronwen Serna has started a campaign to get donations for crafty food and lunch from local grocery stores and restaurants. If you know of any film-friendly restaurants that might like to donate or sell at cost lunch for 30, please let us know, we’d love to have them be part of the movie.

Locations: Still in the hunt for a few key locations, but work continues on finding our exterior house location and our street filming location. We continue to thank our lucky stars for Ballinger Thriftway’s generosity in allowing us to film at the store.

Much more activity going on each day, stay tuned for updates, and spread the word!

Peace, love and movie-makin’

The WYWL Team