It was back to the public landing for two back-to-back lonnnngggg days on the ocean in Rockland harbor with Tall Tails serving as camera boat, Anteres as Jamie's boat, and a safety boat, run by my friend, Aaron Crossman.
Here is the cast and crew hanging out on Jamie's boat (actually Dan Merriam's). The lobstermen took off a couple of work days in order to make this happen. I can't tell you how much this film will ROCK because of all of their efforts.
The prop department, costume crew, and the hair/makeup crew tagged along as there were a number of scenes that needed their assistance. For example, for the scene in which Jamie stomps the crap out of a lobster trap to send a warning, we needed a real stomped lobster trap. So, Ryan provided one of his old ones and Zak got right up on it and stove it right in bub!
For the scene where Anja is resuscitated, we needed a foamy, pink goo to approximate what the lungs would spit up after a near drowning. Here is Jo Jo, using some red dye and healing ointment to get the right look.
Zak here looking every bit the lobsterman.
These two couldn't stop giggling and making fun of each other between scenes.
Zak pretending to put "a ring on it" with one of the lobster banders. This is an actual scene in the beginning of the movie, but here he is just playing around while we wait for the shot to resume (and putting the "wedding band" on two fingers.)
We've had so much fun with this cast and crew. We get the shots and then we have a laugh between takes. I couldn't have asked for a better experience my first time on a film production.
I was riding shotgun on the safety boat and we had to get out of the scene, so why not cruise over to the Breakwater lighthouse for a close up?
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