Rabbit Hole Day 1 production blog
Well, here we are...day 1. You work so hard to prepare for the 1st day of shooting...you stress, you worry and you even panic at times. I sat down last year and wrote this story; completely different than anything else I've done before. I've said it before, I truly feel that this will be my entry into the Midnight movie craze of old.
I sought out Mike O'Mahony because I truly believed he IS the guy for this. Mike is a great guy and is extremely knowledgable in filmmaking. I have all the faith in the world. He's well read and appreciates all art. Once we got going, we were on the same page and we haven't looked back.
Sunday April 6, 2014
|Star of Rabbit Hole, Megan Cunard|
The cast and crew all head to New Jersey to our first location. Our first day would be our first real test, as it would see how well Mike and I gel, plus the on screen chemistry would be really put to the test. Plus, Mike and I worked our day that would allow me to be behind the camera with him, instead of acting...that will be this coming week.
Mike really came to get this done. I was extremely happy and really felt like this is going to be special. We shared notes and worked great together.
Megan Cunard, our star, really came prepared and LIVED the role of "Dottie". I could not have been prouder. She fits this role great.
My wife, Kim, who you would know from No Clowning Around and Baggage has a small role in this and again, did great and was invaluable behind the scenes getting this project together.
Lexi Lebo, our child actor also was terrific. You just never know when you deal with children actors but wow, Lexi is fantastic. She also, knew all of her lines and came completely prepared...very professional.
|Rob, Lexi and Mike|
Our crew of Lisa Fisk (Make up and small special effects) has been practicing for weeks and knew exactly what we wanted. Her Husband, Ed is helping with some set design and props and really hit a home run. Deirdre Kinnevy is back with behind the scenes and photos and is always top notch. Plus, we welcomed Mark Cunard as our sound design specialist and Erich Ficke as our production assistant. We had a few extras on set, day one also in long time supporters Dave Sitbon, Russ and Diane Hackett who were super patient and great additions.
Overall, Day 1 was fantastic. While a long day, it was satisfying. Again, I thank everyone who has helped make this a reality. We still have 5 days left of filming...some will be tough. Some days ahead will push some of the actors and crew to our limits but I know, as a team, we accomplish this!
This weekend we welcome new additions to our team...but as a team, we are one.