Zak, Taylor, Greer, and Sarah Catherine are all back on set this week filming the pickup shots, which are the additional scenes filmed after principal photography has ended.
James took some photos in between shots. (At least I think they're called shots. Takes?) Here's SC looking too cute, while behind her Zak is on his phone (in his Moody's hat). To the right is Gracie Lacey, an actor in the film, (who worked on set this summer with us in Maine) who plays a new character named Audrey.
Hey, Hey, Tay! Taylor Takahashi reprising the role of Thongchai, Jamie Eugley's best buddy. So, for a number of reasons (location issues, actors' schedules), we had to do these pickup scenes in L.A. In the book, the scenes in Churchie's (the local bar everyone hangs out in) was based on the look and feel of The Black Harpoon in Maine. Here's a story about the place I did nearly 10 years ago. Logistics determined that some of the scenes in the original script had to change. For example, the scene at the over-the-top mansion in Camden where Jamie, Thongchai, and Carey go to a party has now been replaced with Churchie's.
A first look at Churchie's. A number of scenes take place in this bar. They flew Tim Peper back out to L.A. to reprise his role of Neal Ames. Jay Huguley (Paul) and Kip Weeks (Ev Fogerty) have also come back to finish up filming.
A cool monitor shot. Sarah Catherine and Zak setting up pool shots in the first encounter between Jamie and Happy.
Zak and Sarah Catherine. Churchie's is now where Jamie and Happy meet for the first time (instead of the mansion party) which totally makes sense because I used to see the schooner bums come into the local dive across the street all of the time on their days off to drink some beers and play some pool. Happy is unlike anyone Jamie has ever met--she's as tough as a fisherman, cute as a button, and absolutely uninhibited by life, a complete counterpoint to his own circumstances.
Who's that? Only our favorite Key Makeup and SPFX person! Hanging out with Taylor again.
And where's Greer you ask? I don't have a photo of her on set, but here's her own shot of the crew. She and Zak started out the week on a very long day of shooting at the convenience store where Anja takes on an internship to try and broaden her social and motor skills, three years after her brain-injury.
Here's more of the convenience store--and yes, this L.A. store could totally be in Maine. Look how quaint it is!
I'll try and get more photos this week so stay tuned!
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