|Above: Our only set photo|
Like the title says--today was day one on the set of my first real short film. (We're actually using a script this time!)
Due to lack of actors available for Malcolm, I decided to write something else that I could film and only cast family members.
Thus was born "Disposing Dwight," a comedy/thriller about four kids who (accidentally) murder their friend, and set out to hide the body. On the way they run into two hit men and get mixed up in a chase to recover lost treasure. Oh yeah-- and the hit men wear fake mustaches and hair extensions.
We'll be filming for the rest of the week and then probably a few more days in July, and I thought I'd try to keep updating our progress.
So far it's going well, but hopefully we'll get better at holding a boom pole as the shoot progresses.
Today we filmed two-and-a-half scenes, and I hope to film another full scene tomorrow (plus finish our incomplete scene from today.)
Updates coming soon, as well as set photos and hopefully a teaser trailer.
For now, here's a (brief) excerpt from the screenplay:
Read it here
Also, Malcolm has not been forgotten. I'm plan to start production sometime in a few months, once I get some people together. A Halloween release would be cool.