April 26 to 28, 2013
What an amazing three days I spent directing principal
photography of Gini Graham Scott's production of her story the Suicide
Party. In the end we amassed a cast and crew of 57 people to help capture
been the biggest film production I"ve worked on. It was trying at times, but
really fun most of the time. The people in the cast and crew were all
amazing and did a terrific job.
Of course like all films the three day shoot was only the
tip of the iceberg. Gini and I worked for over a month on all of the film's
pre-production. I got to create storyboards, breakdown the script into
shots, schedule principal photography, and identify props and costumes. With
Gini's help we auditioned and cast the 25 amazing actors.
post-production and editing stay on schedule the Suicide Party will show at
the Castro Theater on July 6. Thanks to everyone who worked on this
production, it sure was fun.
There was some drama too. As we were shooting in a San
Francisco park we were all stunned to hear six or seven gun shots. Shortly
after the event the police arrived and warned us not to film in the park as
it was a notorious place for shootings and robbery!
Their shooting made our shooting pale into