Pics: “Mother’s Day” Weekend Film Shoot

"Mother's Day" Title Card

It was a FANTASTIC WEEKEND.  The Locations: a home in Pacific Palisades and a doctor’s office in Culver City.  The Actors: Derek Meeker (DAVID), Keri Blunt (VANESSA), Brendan Parry Kaufman (DR. PARKER) and Grant McLellen (ALEX.)  The Crew: lean and all pro; everyone wore about 17 hats each.  The Food:  Delicious and plentiful.  The Camera:  Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 Camcorder.  Me: hellaciously sick with the flu. But I kept my mucus to myself, mostly.

Director David J. Eagle steered the ship as we filmed all day Saturday (complete with rainstorms) and most of the day Sunday.  But, we still wrapped both days ahead of time.  It was a weekend shoot I’ll never forget as I watched this production team work tirelessly to bring this short film to life.  I am SO proud of everyone who put so much passion and effort into making this thing a reality.  And I thank you all too, for reading this post and letting me express my appreciation.

More from “Heart Says It All”

Hey everybody!
I got some more pics and details on the making of “Heart Says It All”, the short that I wrote which was filmed by director David Eagle in early January. I mentioned that David is an Emmy Award winning director, who also directed many episodes of Babylon 5. Complete details on David’s career can be downloaded here–> DAVID J EAGLE so I am pretty excited that David’s chosen this story. We used his home for locations and it was a real family event because his daught Ali played the lead Girl (she’s an actress studying at NYU) and his son Jesse was the DoP (he’s studying film making.) I can’t neglect to mention that David’s wife Nancy helped out too, but she’s a VP on the biz side at Universal so this is definitely not her new gig! We did this shoot over a weekend and it was phenomenal. David and I have a couple other projects up our collective sleeves so let’s see if he lets me post info as it becomes available…

Jesse, David and Ali Eagle on location
Jesse & David Eagle with actor Matthew McCollum
Great top down view of the living room set. 1Kw rifa 88 softbox, too!

Heart Says It All

Hi everybody,
 I spent this last weekend working on a short film production. The title is “Heart Says It All”. I wrote it, and my partner, Emmy award-winning director David Eagle, is directing it. We used my Canon HFS 100 HD camcorder, and his living room is the main location. It’s a three minute, dark comedy about those chalky little candy hearts with the sayings on them, and the unforeseen circumstances that can ensue if you mess with them. Here’s a quick picture that I took during production, but I don’t want to post anything more until I get the okay from David; after all, he is the director. The whole filming process took a day and a half and it’s got me really amped up for when I’m directing my own stuff.