What is it? Well, it's the newest film from Shane Felux (Star Wars -
Revelations; Pitching Lucas). Someone finally decided to give him some
money, and he produced this. The film is a Sci-Fi War movie set in a
far off future. Two armies (The Rossdale Alliance and the Kuzaa) are
at war over a piece of rock, fighting for a useless scrap of land. There's
a lot more involved, but I'm not sure how much I can give away right
now. The film is being made for Stage 9, which is a new division of
called and asked me and my team to make all the costumes, props and
weapons for both armies, as well as all the FX make-up. A tall order
since we only had 7 weeks of pre-production. Somehow we pulled it off,
and here are the pics of our behind the scenes, and on set adventures.
since this film is still in Post Production and not expected to be released
until October, I can't post any of the pics of the costumes, props,
FX make-up, sets, or other bits until I get permission. Sorry. :(
first week of shooting took place in a rock quarry in Virginia. The
same quarry where I first met Shane in 2002 while making Revelations.
I get to the pics and stories, here's a list of the people on my team
that I would like to thank for all their help (in no particular order):
Eric, Pete, Jenni, Graham, Cat, Erica, Sam, Dicky, Nikki
now the pics:
the hotel sorting the gear, Graham starts goring up the Ben Affleck
such short pre-production time, we had to do all the actor fittings
in our hotel room the night before the first day of shooting. And then
after the fittings, we had to stay up all night to make adjustments
and alterations. Jenni, Erica, Sam and Cat rocked that night and had
every costume ready for our first day on set and the 6am call time!
Wardrobe trailer. Sad how I miss this place already.
taking a nap. It became a fun little game of trying to get pics of different
people while taking a cat nap on set!
quarry walls. We were at least another 100 feet (or more) deeper in
the ground this time than we were in 2002 for Revelations.
(the DP), and Scott (the 1st AD) discussing a shot. Or maybe Jack is
explaining to Scott that we'll all be sharing 3 Porta Potties for the
next 2 weeks.
what's going on here? Cool stuff...
the stunt girl cleaning up my garbage.
showing off her dirty hands.
rubbing Erica's belly for my amusement.
Village. Where Shane commands his troops.
the Craft Services Assistant bringing out lunch!
(the Craft Services Girl) bringing out a cake for Lev's birthday.
cake. I don't think I've ever had as much cake in my entire life as
I did during the 4 weeks of making this movie. Every couple of days,
another cake. The cake budget for this film must have been in the 6
and Jenny debating on whether or not to get some cake.
and Erica goofing off.
Erica and Jack.
Erica, me and Jack!
Dicky and I play a little game of Shadow Puppet Theatre!