Every shoot has a ramp-up period. This was more like a vertical takeoff. We started rolling with a crew of 3 and cast of 1 at about 8:00am and would wrap Day 1 sometime after midnight with 10 sequences in the can from 8 different locations. Adding team members throughout the day, we traveled in a caravan around Columbia County, a cross between a film crew and Washington’s motley, volunteer army. Guerrilla-style film production? You bet. And it can work for a film like gone Elvis, if you have a team with the right attitude. Thankfully, this team did.
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