Phew! What a day it's been today... such is the rollercoaster of microbudget filmmaking. It really started last night when of my actors said "Saturday, that's the only problem day" - RED FLAG ALERT...
I kept my cool and decided to wait and see what he came back with - you see Saturday is Day 1 on principle photography and the AD and I had spent considerable time front loading the schedule to ease the pressure of a fubar at the end of the week. At teatime tonight I spoke to him and he couldn't get out of his previous commitment.
Anyway once the alarm bells had been set off last night, I had been planning for the worst and had a tremendous idea as to who could play the role. So I hung up from the call, briefed James on the situation and suggested my suggestion for a replacement. James agreed instantly but didn't think he'd be available. I made the call, he said he'd check his schedule and get back to me...
Anyway I got a phonecall 90 minutes ago to say he was in! WOOT - a great little victory!
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.