Producer Elena here! We have been busy with post-production, spending long hours in the labs with our wonderful editors Vishnu Perumal and Rachel Mooradian. It’s a great experience watching the film evolve and take shape with every cut they make. We will be picture-locking this Friday and then moving onto sound design and finally color correction.
May 10, the date of our screening, seemed so far away when we began principal photography, but now it’s just around the corner. It’s unbelievable how fast the time flies, when you do what you love!
I don’t have any post-production photos for you yet, but I will share some photos from our last weekend of principal photography. And what a challenging weekend it was! It was raining all day Friday and almost all day Saturday. Saturday was fine, since we were filming interiors, but Friday, oh boy, we were outside under a rainstorm. I must say special thanks to our cast and crew who stoically battled the rain and fought through the day. As a result we have some amazing footage. For instance, meet our FDLR Soldiers:
Saturday and Sunday, we spent in the house of Ben and Sandra Broder in Altadena, who welcomed us and allowed us to film for two consecutive weekends. Keep in mind, we were a fairly large crew of 30+ people. Ben and Sandra’s house was a perfect location for us, as it served both as Zora’s house and Vannie’s basement. This saved us potential company moves, which means more shooting time for us and better film for you.
Michole White, Michael Beach, Brooke McNeal, Evita Castine, Aaron Spears and Kennedy Zimet on set. Photo by Lena Leirich / http://www.lenaleirich.com