The last three days (well nights) have merged into one blur. I'm having trouble remembering all the things that have happened. Anyway due to the ridiculous nature of this shoot and tight schedule, I haven’t got any really decent photos - but have some nice ones from the post Friday drinks at the Lonsdale. I’ll start uploading them to the Pissheads Facebook page soon.
There have been tons of problems on this shoot and in fact right now I'm struggling to remember any shoot I've been on that's had this many setbacks... far too many to go into here but they all stem from the same two reasons. Lack of preparation and lack of money. I accept full responsibility for deciding such a mental schedule. Advice on hindsight from Super Lucas McNelly - included: have less of the story take place in the night, have more power sources, more extension leads and cable drums and make sure your cast are fully rehearsed before shooting. Overall though - we both agreed, that the important thing is we're actually making a film - instead of just talking about it!
Things that have magnified the situation for example having to recast a lead actor the week before the shoot and replacing the sound department haven’t helped he situation at all!
I have driven nearly 700 miles in 5 days and I’m totally subsisting on fumes right now. Even at the lowest point of this last few days I have been truly humbled by the hard work and generosity of our cast, crew and family and friends who have been incredibly supportive and completely instrumental in getting this film shot.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.