Production Journal cont.
I saw a young black woman in one of the local dyke magazines
today -- she would be perfect for one of my leads. I called the magazine
and left a message.
More calls to potential crew -- I 'm starting to feel overwhelmed
with all the stuff I have to do, but I prefer to talk to people myself
at this point. I want to have a sense of who people are -- I want to
have a cool crew (hard workers with minimal attitude), people who won't
be giving me headaches.
I'm meeting with Cindy (D.P.) today, we're going to talk about
filmstocks and cameras.
- I got
a number on the machine for "that girl" in the magazine. I called
it, but she has moved, so. I called the magazine back to see if they
had another number. I met with this other woman after work -- I was
hoping she might work out as one the main characters -- but no dice.
people are sending headshots and resumes in response to an ad that
I put in this casting newsletter. Most of them aren't even black, let
alone queer (can't these people read ???!)
who want to crew are sending in their schedules. At least that's
out to the boondocks this afternoon -- bought a lightmeter from this
really bizarre guy who has all this amazing film equipment to sell
really cheap. Having a lightmeter will mean I won't have to rent one
every shoot. And, when I'm checking out locations with Cindy (D.P.),
this will help me figure out the different kinds of filmstocks we'll
Location scouting today -- went out to this really cool place
by the ocean called "doggie heaven", there's all these paths right
by the water where people walk their dogs -- it's gorgeous. If I shoot
on a weekday when hardly anyone's there, it will be perfect. I still
need a dance club, cafe, an apartment, and a laundromat.
more headshots in the mail today -- a few of them might work out
as walk-ons, but where are my leads.
than two weeks away from when I plan to start shooting -- there is
just no frigging way. I don't even have a cast yet. I'm just going
to have to push the schedule back. I'll shoot the last weekend in
October, or the first week of November, or everybody's schedule will
get really impossible.
I'm tearing my hair out -- Cindy, my D.P. is probably not going to
work out. She's got a couple of projects of her own she's working on.
on! -- crew are starting to send in their new schedules for October.
I met with
two women (a couple) this afternoon. Both are dancers. They’re
a real good possiblity for my two lead characters. All my fingers and
toes are crossed.
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