As of last night, I have all parts for episode one cast, as well as the four principle actors secured, for “Paper Cuts”. I don’t really think it will be difficult to film the episode in one day, even though there will be a couple set changes. Two of the characters are only in one scene each, and the other scenes will all be shot at my apartment and involve only the two sisters.
I have also decided to shoot episode two on Sunday, July 19. It is the job fair episode, and my plan is to rent out a church basement that already has long tables in it and shoot the job fair scene there. I will need lots of extras. Tentatively, I have set the wedding episode, episode three, to be shot the following Sunday. A friend has suggested I look for a wedding dress in various thrift stores and used clothing stores in the city. I got the measurements of my actress playing the bridezilla, so I guess I can start dress hunting at any time. That is one good cost-saving measure for that pricey episode. I hope all the guys I cast just happen to have matching suits so I can get out of renting formal wear.
I e-mailed my contact at Studio 35 this morning to make sure we are still on for July 12, and I asked him if he would be okay with me hanging up a couple promotional flyers at the theater once I’ve made them. He said to go ahead and e-mail him a PDF, and he will include it in the pre-show ads. Those, of course, are the ones you see on screen before the previews. Now I will have to go see plenty of movies there before the 12th, just so I can see my ad on the big screen. Smart plan, Studio 35. I still want one of those T-shirts.
I am planning on downloading a trial version of Adobe InDesign, much like a former co-worker did to design her own gorgeous wedding invitations, to make the flyer. Brandon’s high-resolution photos are about to come in handy. I will be posting the PDF on here, and on the Wilmer Productions site, once it’s completed.