Greeted by a lack of sleep for all parties involved, the day had a rough start. Also a muddy start. A very muddy start as the first shot was at a “Creek bed” on a beach. Really there was a slight drip beside us and a lot of mud. The scene took place entirely up in the trees where Dan the homeless clown lived. Unfortunately I was busy dressing sets so there were no pictures of the location (You’ll just have to see the film!) but before we started on the next scene my camera started getting passed around and photos were taken. None by my until night fell.
The biggest scenes of the film were shot this day. The end group scene with most of the characters that Saffron had met on her journey through the world. Also several of the most emotionally charged scenes.
One of the challenges of the day was the Wreck Beach Stairs. Anyone who has been to the beach knows the horror of the almost 300 stairs between the road and the beach. And we had to carry everything down and up (And run up when ever we forgot something).
The very last thing we filmed was a dance party. We had a mandolin, a broken guitar, several tamborines, and our voices singing “Saffron fairy! Saf- Saff-ron Fairy fairy!” and “I say “Saffron” you say “Fairy”.
We got the shots and had a lot of fun.
And thus ends my role as art director/still photographer/actor in the film. I’ll of course be at the Gala and after party (Parties?)
I highly recommend checking out the 65 Red Roses gala fundraiser on February 11 2011 in New Westminster (Basically Vancouver). It features three amazing local bands and the premier of our short film “A Wish Where the Wind Once Blew”. The project deals with Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has effected everyone involved in making the film happen in some way or another. Hope to see some of you there!
Day two we shot the final scene of the film out at beautiful White Cliff Park in West Vancouver.
Last minute Make Up by the remarkably talented Carolyn Secord.
Stuart Gillies directing the film’s youngest actor, Tess, playing the part of the Red Fairy.
Costume design and creation by Christine Stathers and Tyra Weitman.
To find out more about the film “A Wish Where the Wind Once Blew” please visit the website!