One thing I know for sure – we have a lot of fun on set!
Today was the first day we officially wrapped ahead of schedule. Such a great feeling. We were flying! Precise, collected, and pragmatic. It was 105 degrees in the valley while we were filming. Thank God the location had air conditioning. I’ll tell you, this has been one of the hottest shoots we’ve ever done. Summer in LA, I guess!
One location days are the best days! No company moves, no worrying about traffic and travel time. Day 3 was solid, we shot right in Hollywood not far from the Chinese Theater. We also had our co-star baby Zhia on set which was a blast. She was incredibly cute, and a very happy baby. Pics below:
The adrenaline is still pumping! Day 2 we stopped in bright and early (7am call time) at a few local universities for some quick “college campus” scenes, then pushed back to the valley for the afternoon.
One of the highlights of the day was working with co-star Blue the Pit Bull. He was the nicest, friendliest, most terrifying-while-chasing-you-at-full-speed Pit anyone on set had ever met. We nailed some awesome shots with him, he was a great sport. Another solid day for the ESCORTS books. Photos below!
Day 1 was a great success, albeit hot as hell. We filmed in Burbank, CA in the 100-degree desert heat, inside what could most accurately be described as a hot-box sauna for our primary location. We blacked out the windows (to film night scenes during the day), the sunroof windows, the stairwells, and the doors; these are the days you remember in the years to come! Sweating through your clothes, drinking gallons of water and gatorade, joking, laughing, messin’ around with an awesome cast and crew — and most importantly, getting it done.
Check out some of the behind the scenes pics below:
Let the principal photography begin! We’ve officially started production on ESCORTS. Yesterday the South9 production crew hit the valley and got to work. Shooting started at 11am and wrapped at 2am Wednesday morning. Now that’s what you call labor of love! (and one hell of a committed cast & crew). The teasers will start to be released online as early as next week. I’ll keep you posted!
ESCORTS cinematographer Chris Bauer and producer David Ricks met up to go over the workflow for the RED camera this afternoon in Hollywood, CA. Below is Bauer, a master of technical proficiency, and Ricks, as pragmatic a producer as they come, putting their minds to work under the LA summer sun: