Originally, I had planned on packing this day full of filming. The plan was to film at my apartment, then move to my mom’s place for the party scenes. But I was moving out of my apartment that week (read a lovely eulogy of said apartment here), and realized my plate was much too full to get all of it done. So, I called everyone and canceled the party. Instead, we would focus on just apartment filming. To say I was a little pre-occupied was an understatement. Luckily my cast and crew were there to keep me in check
The day was a little chaotic, but still immensely satisfying. We got to shoot Peyton and Whitney’s first scenes together. Whitney continues to blow me away with the amount of humanity she constantly injects into Lucy, and Peyton continued to surprise and delight. Though these characters don’t exactly get along, Whitney and Peyton had a great time together.
This also marked the first time Peyton and Travis would act together. They moved briskly through a funny opening scene. And then I ambushed them with what is the most dramatic scene in the series. Before we started, I was exhausted. But as soon as the guys began running lines together I knew I had something special to watch and pepped up immediately. It was great watching Travis flex his considerable dramatic chops. He was fantastic. And Peyton really stepped his game. Eric is a hard character to play, and I’m continually impressed with how effortlessly Peyton pulls him off. We worked well into the night, and only had to cut one scene which I’m planning on reworking for a different location.
The next Saturday I planned on shooting at Whitney and Travis apartment. But I got a migraine that day and canceled. The next day my cast and crew all had some complications, and what was meant to be a full day of comic book shop filming got reduced to two scenes. But it proved to be a lovely change of pace. I’ve been working hard to condense as much shooting into each day. So, to have one full day to focus on two scenes was kind of great. Peyton was in top form and gave some of my favorite line deliveries so far.
Mary continues to be hilarious in what little we could film with her. She is a pleasure to work with and I can’t wait to finally shoot more stuff with her this weekend.
Also, we got to shoot a tiny bit of Mark being creepy, which always makes me happy.
I’ve been slowly assembling the show as we shoot. And it’s coming along brilliantly. Thanks to everyone for your patience and tremendous hard work. It’s paying off. And for those who visit the site often, stay tuned for TWO behind the scenes videos!
And also, hi Travis