Second Chance, Nevada County

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Last day of filming

Posted by [email protected] on September 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The last day of filming was a very long day. We started out at Bridgeport and it was gorgeous! I had never been there and now I wish I could go there everyday lately to cool off and enjoy the beauty. The cast had fun in the water although it was a bit cold. The Director, Mark Hoffman, took some time to take a swim. It's was a fun time.

Later on, we moved to another location, Trinity Church in Nevada City. One of my actors attend the church and got permission to film two scenes there. The pastor, Pastor Brad, even volunteered to play a part in my movie. Everything went off without a hitch, and why not, with such a great cast and a patient Director.

Mark tried to talk me into being an extra during one scene. I told him "I'm not Alfred Hitchcock", I don't need to be in it. However, in the end, he won out, and you may spot the back of my head during one scene. Yikes. That's why I write and don't act.

Editing seems to be the most difficult part of the process, as Gerald Davenport and Mark put in many, many hours. A huge "THANK YOU!" goes out to them.

I can't wait for the premiere. Hope you can make it.

Making A Short Film

Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I've always loved to write. I think writing probably saved my life. As a teenager, I wrote all about my feelings; lonely, unloved...the typical teenage angst. I wrote my story, instead of ending it. Years later, I went from writing my story to writing screenplays, and fell in love with it. My two loves, movies and writing came together. I've written two feature-length screenplays and I'm working on a third.

When I heard about the NCTV "Here in Nevada County" screenplay contest, I decided to accept the challenge and entered part of my story.    My screenplay, "Second Chance, Nevada County" is loosely based on real life experience. A woman leaves an abusive marriage and moves with her two children to Nevada County, where she has family, in order to start a new life. 

I have the help of a wonderful Director, Mark Hoffman, whose endless patience is very much appreciated. He has a vision and he gets the job done. He listens to me and works with my vision of how the story should progress. I am so thankful for his help.

We have great professiona actors who worked tirelessly, even the younger ones...always prepared and always up for a challenge. Bottom line, you can't make a good film without good actors. We recently wrapped the final day of was a very long day, but lots of fun as well. Now on to the fun part, editing.

I'll update as I go.