Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Joe's Ice Skates

Joe is Ellen's twin brother who died at the age of 14. Above is a photo of his hockey equipment that we see in a flashback.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What's New?

We had a meeting at IFP on Wednesday, January 21st. We decided we want to shoot the film on the two three-day weekends of March 20th and March 27th. It will be a six-day shoot.

We talked about clarifying contractual and insurance liability on the project. This primarily relates to signing the AFTRA contract and obtaining insurance certificates for the various locations and permits. We will have a conference call with Alex Rosenstein, the attorney helping on this project.

Mike Tabor has prepared a breakdown and will be providing copies to all of us in the near future. He has also gotten approval from Props on Wheels to let us use a process trailer/tow vehicle for the car scene. This is fantastic news!!

Dina Dainty has said she will do make up for us. Thank you so much Dina!!!

Mike confirmed that Jeff Stonehouse is still on for DP. He will keep Dave Schnack in the loop just in case something comes up at the last minute. Thanks Jeff and Dave.

Shelly and I have been working on locations. I just found a good one, I think, for Dr. Larson's house. The house is located in Stillwater. Below are some photos:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Additions to "The Egg Timer" Team

On Monday I met with Shelly West. She will be the location manager for our film. She has considerable experience as location manager for other films shot here in the Twin Cities. She and I discussed the various locations. Shelly had some great suggestions and will follow up on some of the locations I mention in this blog. I could tell right away that Shelly will be a terrific addition to "The Egg Timer" crew!!!

Dave Halls has agreed to be 1st AD on "The Egg Timer". I am very excited to be able to work with Dave on the film. He worked on "A Prairie Home Companion" and will bring with him a lot of experience.

Thanks to both Shelly And Dave!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Auditions at A & E Casting

Two weeks ago, before the start of the holiday season, Eric and Toni at A&E Casting did a great job bringing together many talented actors for an audition session for "The Egg Timer."

I found actors to fill several roles. Eric and Toni will arrange for a callback session where we will bring back a couple of actors and audition several new actors for two open roles.

Eric and Toni were great - both in finding very good talent, and in taping and setting up the auditions. Thanks so much, you guys!!

Happy New Year 2009

Hope everyone had a very happy holiday season. I'm looking forward to a great 2009 and a successful production of "The Egg Timer" with the help of everyone on our team. Thank you so much for being part of this project.