So we wrapped the two-day shooting of “Caedo” on Sunday but I just didn’t have the energy to write anything about it due to being awake for 40/48hrs this weekend.
Special thanks to Alex Clarey, Brooke Rupe, Nicole Abascal-who are the rest of the group and core crew; Liz Shea, Ali Woodward, Chelsea Tice, Dan Vignal, Greg Lewis, Jonathan Tee, Anthony Chanza-the rest of our crew; my brother Pierce Lydon and Jaime Spataro for providing some on-set entertainment and some much needed massages to our cast.
Again, fantastic work by my cast: Norma Zea Kuhling who swears she’s shy in front of a camera but is clearly one of the best actresses at Emerson; Nathan Johnson for which “Caedo” was his film debut and I must say has a definite future in the medium; Jordan Frechtman whom I made smoke his first cigarette and “kill” two women but came out of it with his soul intact; Erin Maloney for making a not-sexy-nurse-outfit into a super-sexy nurse outfit (really, there was nothing anyone could do about it); Katie Speed (and her mom) for bringing us amazing brownies and distracting us with a few Disney showtunes; and last but certainly not least, Garrett Richardson for being the funniest person I know and adding his personal touch to this film.
I honestly loved working with each and every one of you. Somehow, we avoided major disasters, all got along, and ended the shoot with no hairs pulled out of our head and our minds not in shambles, and it was all thanks to the humor of our cast and the diligence of our crew. As far as the cast goes, you guys made shooting a breeze with your spot on, perfect delivery of each and every line. To my crew, thank you for keeping me and everyone else in check and on time.
If you haven’t already, check out the photos taken by Greg Lewis, Dan Vignal, Anthony Chanza and myself that are posted on facebook. We also have a facebook group now, so I’ll keep you posted with stuff there too. Again, everyone please check out the kickstarter account and tell people about it, anyone. The videos that Jonathan Tee shot will be edited by Alex within a few days. He told me they looked like the behind the scenes of a Coen Bros. movie and they actually do. Keep checking out the tumblr for updates on post-production and don’t forget to come to the screening December 11th at the Bill Bordy Theater!
Best to everyone,