We began production on our 10th feature film, “Celluloid Soul” on Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2016. We have broken this film down to approximately 19 shooting days. However, as many of you who are familiar with Pirromount Productions know, those 19 days will very likely be spread out over several months. Such is the schedule of a film with no budget. We work around actors’ and crews’ lives and come together to chip away at a scene here, an insert there, etc. Eventually, we have a finished product. That’s the way we’ve been doing it for over 30 years, so why alter a finely oiled machine?
On day one, we knocked out about 11 pages of script in a five hour shooting day – which is about average for us. The only actor involved in today’s shooting was Dennis Kinard, who some of you may remember, or not, played Jesus in our 2009 comedy, “The God Complex.” And like actor Jim Caviezel, looks completely different than when he played the mythological super hero Jesus.
So we got through the day with no troubles at all. Dennis is a well disciplined actor, knowing his lines and taking direction quite well. As this cinematic train leaves the station, I look forward to see where the journey takes us. Hopefully we will get through this with minimal bumps along the road. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.