We finished filming the bulk of the film on Monday. That is, we finished all the scenes that take place in the rental house out on Vashon Island.
It was a lot like some kind of fun creative camp for grownups, filming out there. 6 to 14 people sleeping on mattresses, beds, sleeping bags, couches… working late, communal meals, reminders to hydrate, not enough sleep, lots of waiting… lots of dress up.
It’s also where all of learning has happened so far. This being my first film, I am absolutely positive that whatever I was doing the first day of filming 5 weeks ago must be acres –leagues!– away from where I ended up.
On the other hand, with the way my character is written, I really was coming from a much different place than where I ended, in terms of the story. Comatose to timid to curious, playful to petulant to forceful, suspicious to aggressive, irrational to –as I believe I’ve said before — pretty much flat-out crazy.
Hmmm. No way to know till it’s all cut up and stitched back together, I guess… months and months from now. Which is a little nerve wracking, I don’t mind telling you.
From here on out, there are a few days left shooting in Seattle, and then, then it will be all over.
The new location marks a whole new storyline for me… so while I’m a bit nostalgic for Camp Vashon already, I’m really looking to exploring what happens next. New scene partners, a completely new wardrobe, and a chance to try on what amounts to a whole new character. Fun fun fun!