Friday, April 30, 2010

Birth, Food, Sex & Death.. All in an Evening's Shoot

I don't think we ever shot so many scenes in one session as we did last night. Finished short of midnight and looked up to see Kim and Lelo's faces exhausted and drained. Moment of guilt. Stephanie and Lee who also shot were let go earlier but Anna who worked till the bitter end, just waltzed out with a bottle of wine as if her night was just starting.
She had just given us a mesmerizing performance for the butchering scene while we gawked, not knowing whether to laugh of barf.
Hiroe and Cristina had obviously done a fantastic job prepping these animals for their ghoulish death.

Image: Lelo Lourenzo

At times it looked like a magician's show, at times like opening Christmas presents and at times like a derange cooking show.

Image: Kimberly Boldrini

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Image: Lelo Lourenzo

Hiroe looking on with satisfaction as her stashed "goodies" finally see the light of day.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Bridal Night to Remember

Stephanie and Lee gave a beautiful performance yesterday.
They were well prepared and stayed deeply entrenched in their opposing archetypes throughout.
Lee and Stephanie did all their own stunts (As if there was an option...) courageously and beautifully.
It was a pleasure to shoot them work. Watching the resulting images later was sort of heart wrenching.

Image: Kimberly Boldrini

Image: Kimberly Boldrini

Image: Kimberly Boldrini

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back on Track!

It was a very efficient shoot yesterday and a wonderful send off to the 2nd and last portion of the production.
Anna and Tom got to do most of their acting lying down (we heard no complaints there!) and Jen got to man two "light-sticks" simultaneously (Is there an industry name for a bulb on the end of a broomstick?) and tolerate the obvious arm-pain with stoic resilience.
Some may have taken away from this shoot a certain disturbing ending of the baby, incidentally made out of dough, and involving our beautiful canine starlet...
But I prefer to linger on other more benign sights such as Tom in Petro's sexy underwear dirtied so well by Alex, or Stephanie stuffing 3 joints into her mouth as the drunk Natashia...

Image: Lelo Lourenzo
Once cast, Zoola threw herself into the role of "Dog" with the passion of a true star.

Image: Lelo Lourenzo

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Relaxing at MoCCA

Image: Maggie Fishman

Standing behind a table all day felt like being on vacation, compared to a shoot day... Got to talk to tons of interesting people. Sold a few books too... and promoted ISNESS shamelessly! Thanks to those of you who visited me!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

APRIL 10-11 MoCCA Fest!

Taking a break from production to be at the coolest alternative comics festival in the world.
Come visit! I'll be selling my illustrated 'HEARTS IN JEOP" and promoting the graphic novel.
I'll be sharing a table with Erin Cadigan and her luscious, fantastical T-shirts and with anthropologist-turned-comic-artist Maggie Fishman. This event is a feast for the eyes and minds of anyone who lives on the words-literature-illustration-comics-film spectrum.
WWW.MOCCANY.COM for more info.

The cover of Hearts In Jeop

Postcard image and design by Lelo Lourenzo