My friend Jack Churchill, a long-time filmmaker told me: "The worst subjects to shoot are boats, kids, and animals." Just ask the production of JAWS.
The crew and cast spent a LONG afternoon into the evening recreating the showdown scene between Fogerty, Jamie, and James Sr. and friends. The tides were strong, the wind, and the waves kept changing direction. The light was everywhere--never consistent.
Tall Tails served as the camera boat. We had to anchor out on the harbor and reposition multiple times over and over to get the shot.
Zak and James hanging out waiting to set up another shot.
At one point, Marine Patrol investigated what this was all about. Ryan shouted across the boat about what we were all doing out there. Then he said. "Hey, you want to play some asshole Marine Patrol guy in this film?" luckily the guy had a great sense of humor. :)
Here's Kip Weeks playing Ev Fogerty and Billy Wirth as Dale Fogerty.
Stay tuned! I'll add more photos. But I'm late and need to get to the set!
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