In the meantime here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.
The last two days were absolutely amazing and invigorating. I was so lucky to work with an amazing group of people. Everyone really busted their butt's to make my Kickstarter video look perfect. I can't wait until it is all edited together and I can show everyone. The last two days reaffirmed how ready we are to make CARVER.
In the meantime here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.
What a crazy week it has been. We have been so busy getting everything ready for the kickstarter shoot this weekend that I have barely had time to sit back and think. Well, I'm thinking now and I must admit...nerves are beginning to set in. I am confident that we are going to make a cool promo. The script is funny and I think it delivers our pitch in a manner people will like.
This is all new to me. I've been working on my father's films for over eight years and I always had some idea of what he did to make those films happen. Now, that I am on the front line working side by side with him I can now see why he would get a little stressed. There is so much that goes into making a film before I say "action" for the first time on set. It's been quite an experience, one that I am grateful for, one that I know will make me work harder than I ever thought possible to make this dream come true. This kickstarter video will be a great starting point.
Yesterday we worked on several different blood recipes to see which one will be best suited for our shoot. We have stage blood already that we bought but we need at least 5 gallons for this weekend. What on earth do we need 5 gallons of blood? I guess you will just have to wait and see. :)
I will be posting pictures from the kickstarter shoot and I will hopefully be posting a video blog. I want to introduce everyone involved with the filming of the video and also give everyone a behind the scenes peek at the filming.
Well, I better be off to bed. Tomorrow is a busy day. Our last day of preparation before we roll on Friday.
All the people are in place. All the supplies/props are bought. I've learned all my lines, now all that's left is filming the kickstarter. My dad and I have hired a great group of people to help pull this off and we have help from some great friends who have donated props, a barn to shoot in and most importantly their talent and time.
Having so many people believing in what I am trying to accomplish is very humbling. I will be posting a bunch of pics from the shoot as well a possible video blog if we can pull it off with everything else going on. I want to give everyone a live look in on the set and everything we have created to make a kick ass kickstarter.
Remember to follow me on Twitter. Because once the kickstarter is launched I will need all the help I can get. :)
All I can say is that I am overwhelmed by the support and well wishes I have received since I posted my first blog yesterday. My dad and I worked on one of the props for the Kickstarter video all day today and we will be doing a little photo shoot with it early next week. I will be posting pictures. We are one week away from filming the kickstarter video and I am both nervous and excited. I can't wait for everyone to see what we have come up with.
The response from the people on Reddit has been incredible. So many people have wished me well and given me encouragement. What an incredible community, I am addicted to that site now.
Once again, thank you for reading this blog. The overwhelming positive response has emboldened me and has moved me one step closer to realizing my dream.
I can't thank everyone enough for taking the time to read my first blog post. I have received a lot of positive feedback and a lot of love on Reddit! I hope you keep coming back to check on Carver's progress. What a day! I am going to bed one excited girl.
My dad has been asking, or should I say hounding me to blog about what we have going on so in the interest of my sanity I am going to begin blogging on a regular basis.
Little Red Wagon Films is excited to announce that we have formed an exclusive partnership with Nimba Creations. Nimba Creations is one of the leading special effects make-up suppliers in the world and they will be providing all of the special effect make up and blood for CARVER. We couldn't be more excited to have such a wonderful company helping us make CARVER a success. With there incredible line of products at our disposal CARVER is sure to be a bloody, gory, good time!
I would have blogged last night but I was dead tired following the Zombie Bikini Car Wash...no pun intended. There are so many people to thank for making this event a success. I would like to start off by thanking all of my zombie bikini girls, Ashley Major, Tori Moratelli, Devyn Giroud-Salmon, Amanda DeSouza, Heather Capuano, and Zuzanna Hunter. They did an amazing job bringing in the customers! Next I want to thank my wonderful daughter Emily who worked along side me doing the special effects make-up. 6 zombies in 2 hours...not too shabby. I would like to thank Ed Melon the owner of The Rail for allowing us to host our event his wonderful establishment. I would like to thank all the customers who brought us their dirty cars. And last but not least I want to thank my crew of car washers, my amazing wife Sarah DiPrimio, my daughter Emily, Emily Albertson, Ruth Burns, Ryan Burnett, Heather Felmey, Brian Burns, Victoria Baccini, David Melacharek, and Joanna...sorry I forgot your last name, you know who you are! Without all of these wonderful people the event would have been a failure. Thanks to you we are on track with the pre-production for CARVER!
Little Red Wagon Films is excited to announce that we have hired Rayhana Jiffry as our head of social media. She has years of experience and is going to be working with me to help build the brand of Little Red Wagon Films. I am really looking forward to see what she is going to do for us. I truly believe that she is going to help take us to the next level.
It is going to be a busy week. Getting everything in order for the Zombie Bikini Car Wash and Carver production kick off party. We have put together what we hope to be a memorable day for all who come out and support us. Emily has been working hard getting everything together that we will need. She may only be 13 but she works hard, my girl is relentless and I am so proud of her. She is busting her butt to make her dream of co-directing a slasher movie a reality and I am doing everything I can as well.
We are a couple of weeks away from filming the bulk of our Kickstarter video. Emily and I have written what we feel is an engaging and entertaining script that will appeal to both horror and non horror fans. She is constantly trying to come up with unique ways to raise the necessary budget. She will not be denied. I love her spirit and I know she is going to succeed.
So come on out to the Zombie Bikini Car Wash/Carver production kick off party and help Emily achieve her dream.
Emily DiPrimio is the 14 year old writer director of Carver. A throwback to the 80's style slasher film told through the unique perspective of a 14 year old, female director. Carver is currently in post production with a release date TBD.