Our production start date has moved to June 18th. We had to move the date in order to accommodate our new cinematographer/gaffer Troy Bakewell. Troy brings a wealth of experience to our film and his knowledge and equipment will increase our production value greatly. Troy's wife Heather has also joined our crew as our first AC. My dad and I are very fortunate to have such experienced and dedicated people on board for Carver.
I am very excited to begin the audition process. We had over 2,000 actors and actresses respond to our casting call and our wonderful casting director Elisha Jachetti did an amazing job going through them all and narrowing them down. We have a very talented bunch of candidates coming in to audition and I can't wait to see how they fit in with what I envision for each of my characters.
Thanks to one of our producers, Tracy Appleby-Rocap, we have acquired a van that was needed for one of our scenes. It is an old cargo van that we are going to tun in to a 70's style van, complete with shag carpeting, a disco ball, and a lava lamp. Tracy has done so much for me and my dream of making Carver. I would not be here with out all that she has done.
Every day there I am learning new and exciting things. My dad and I started breaking down the screenplay and it is a lot of work. My dad challenges me everyday to visualize the movie and to translate that into shot sequences.
We have a few locations we still need to lock down. That has been pretty stressful. My dad has prepared me for the fact that if we don't lock in the ideal locations we will have to get creative with a re-write. I am going to remain positive that we will find all the locations we need but I will temper that with the realization that changes may have to be made.
That's about all for now. I hope to start doing some video blogs going forward. As always you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and on the book of faces. Thank you for reading and supporting my dream.