A rare July storm took its toll on a standing jail set on the Pirromount backlot. Two of the walls collapsed, making us realize that it’s time to retire the location. The set was originally built in 2007 when we were in pre-production for our film “The God Complex.” For that movie, the set was redressed and re-used 11 times. Here’s a short video depicting its construction and evolution.
After The God Complex wrapped, we left the set standing, even though we had no plans for ever using it again. We just left it standing, with the intention of eventually just tearing it down.
Then in 2013, we started pre-production on our suspense thriller “Rage of Innocence,” and needed a jail cell for a couple of scenes in the movie. Jail cell rentals were out of our budget, so we decided to use what was left of the God Complex set to construct our very own jail cell.
The cell worked well for the movie, and when we wrapped production in 2014, we just left the jail set standing. Who knows? Maybe we would rent it out to someone who wanted to make a fetish video. Well, that never happened, and now, the July 2015 storm knocked a couple of its walls down, and made it easier for us to decide the set’s fate. I think it’s time to retire the location.