So tomorrow is the big day. It's the first day of production on Trapped in the woods. I can't tell you how excited I am. I've been trying to make this movie on and off for years. I mean years! It was 3 maybe 4 years ago when I had a cast and crew ready to shoot. We had a read through and everything.
So what happened? One of my actors got his girlfriend pregnant and he bowed out. Another actor got his girlfriend pregnant and he bowed out. There was also the problem of me dragging my feet. I think apart of me was scared that the script wasn't good enough so I took my time letting other people read it. Truth be told after rereading that version I don't blame myself. My current version is leaps and bounds better than that one.
So after it fell apart I took a break and didn't think about it again for a long time. This summer I set aside for Keep Austin Weird but due to my work on my friends movie I didn't have time to do it. I still wanted to make a movie this summer. I figure I'm 26 and know more now than I did when I was younger, now is the time. So I dusted off Trapped in the woods which I forgot was originally named Camp Death. haha what the hell? I did a new draft and started to get cast and crew together.
I cut the characters in half and I figured that would make it easier. Since starting I've lost 2 actresses and 3 actors. # actors for the same role. The character of Lex has been a throne in my side all through Pre-Productions. Like what the hell?
So we finally get to tomorrow. It's a simple scene with just the girls and one of them got called into work last minute. So we either reschedule which would mess everything up or we go on and cheat it. I've mapped everything out to a t so we can still make it work. But I also know that what works on paper doesn't always work in practice. Let's just hope it does. Wish us luck Blueroof Nation!
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.