Days 6-7 of production brought us back to our stomping grounds in lovely La Mirada. Our first stop was the work house where Finn and the gang participate in some manual labor to pay for an unplanned equipment debacle.
We were so fortunate to have access to our comrade's estate, conveniently under construction! The cast and crew recreated a manual labor scenario with ease. Shout out to our make-up artist for giving the cast a dirty appearance (and to the cast for contributing with real dirt and sweat.) After laying some brick and a couple of wheelbarrow rides later, we had our shots and headed down the street to Finn's house.
Once at Finn's house, we set out to film the opening scenes of the film where Finn decides that he must solicit the help of his friends to drop everything and film his script (Revenge of Kin) en route to Seattle where his director idol/inspiration (Eliot Langhorne) awaits.
Art department did a groundbreaking job in renovating the house of a few college girls into a budding filmmaker's bachelor pad. Huge accolades to Megan Mead and her team for bringing Finn & Ben's environments to life and really participating in telling each character's story. Annaliese loved the details put into each knick knack or hot sauce packet or scrawled note that were informed by the tone of the script and the actors interacted well in spaces clearly designed for them.
During our time at Finn's house, one of our uninformed crew members accidentally participated in a rain dance before arriving to set and singlehandedly brought some moist downpour to our production. We needed to re-work a scene that had been slotted as an exterior and G&E had to ensure our daylight remained constant despite the shifting clouds. They succeeded on both counts!