New teaser/trailer for Ghosting, which will host an exclusive VIP screening at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA on January 10th.
DETAILS ABOUT EVENT:
When: January 10th.
6:30 – 7:00 Join us for a cash-bar reception in the lobby.
7:00 – 8:40 VIP screening of Ghosting (including extras from
8:40 – 9:00 Q&A with the cast
9:00 – 9:45 Mingle with Cast and Crew (and get their autographs)
in the lobby after the film.
Where: The Historic Capitol Theatre
159 S. Main St.
Admission: $25, which includes a poster and other free gifts, plus an
opportunity to win an actual prop used in the film. (100%
of the proceeds go to support local, independent
How: Tickets are available at the box office now by
calling 717-263-0202 or Online – click here.
Last Sunday marked the end of principal photography on Ghosting. Nine consecutive weekends, with some days running 14-15 hours, yet it passed quickly. The entire shoot was a pleasure. The cast was divine; the crew was superlative. The first stages of editing have begun. If post-production goes half as smoothly as principal photography, the next few months will fly by.
The final two days of shooting are this weekend. For some, this represents the conclusion of a long, busy run. For others, the beginning of the third phase of a four-phase process. First comes development and pre-production, then principal photography, then a long post-production period, and finally the involved task of getting the film out there for people to see.
Each phase brings with it is pleasures and challenges, though shooting this film has been a surprising smooth process. This is solely to the credit of the great people in the cast and crew who have labored so diligently to help make this film a reality. Some we won’t see again until the premiere in 2014, but I hope they all will stay connected. Filmmaking is truly a collaborative art form and everyone has left his/her fingerprints on this film, from Ed, our glorious cinematographer, to the volunteers who showed up to lend a hand on set.
I’ll be sad to say goodbye to everyone in the cast and crew, but I’m excited to get into the editing bay and start cutting the footage. As any filmmaker will tell you, the editing room is where you really find out what you have, and I’m anxious to see all our hard work take shape over the next several months.
Thanks too to all our friends on Facebook who have followed us this far and helped recruit others to follow us. We appreciate their support more than we can say and hope they’ll continue to advocate for the film as we move toward a final cut.
Here’s hoping the final two days go as well as the previous 16 and that post-production goes as smoothly as production.
We’ll try to come up with some fun giveaways between now and the premiere and I’ll continue to post here and on Facebook during the editing process.
Week six is behind us. We have only six shooting days left, and a bitter-sweet moment looms on the horizon. I’m sure everyone is excited to wrap photography and start stitching the film together in post-production, but it is a mixed blessing. For every actor who completes his/her final scene for the film, there is an empty chair on set. The closer we get to the end of photography, the more empty chairs we face. Six more shooting days and everyone in the cast and crew will have moved on to other projects and this wonderful family of filmmakers will disperse. We are accomplishing amazing things on a shoe-string budget, and it is all to the credit of our talented, dedicated crew, our brilliant cast, and the kind hearts and generosity of all those who have opened their doors to us.
This past weekend marked the halfway point in principal photography. Everything is still going extraordinarily well. The cast and crew are an amazing group of people. We started on Saturday at the Ragged Edge Coffee Shop in Gettysburg, PA, where we had 9 ½ pages to shoot. Quite an oppressive schedule for any crew, but this group made it easy. Sunday had us back in our beloved Taneytown, MD, shooting interiors and exteriors of the antique store and the church. Thanks (again!) to Linda Snyder and her wonderful family for use of the antique store and to Monsignor Martin E. Field for the use of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Beautiful locations – beautiful people.
If the final cut of Ghosting is half as entertaining as filming the movie has been so far, it is going to be quite a film.
This weekend’s shoot had us on the streets of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night and in Taneytown, Maryland on Sunday. Gettysburg was a blast and Taneytown left me astonished by how incredible everyone in the cast and crew are. Sunday was the busiest day on the shooting schedule. We capture over 120 shots (that’s setups, not takes!), running two cameras across fifteen hours in a hot, dusty attic and everyone stayed on task from early morning to late at night. We tormented our four stars (Mike Mowen, Elizabeth Wyld, Bex Etter, and Paul Fahrenkopf) with special effects makeup and physical demands that would have sent most actors running, and they just kept giving us great performances – take and take.
And the crew! There’s not a weak link in the bunch. Ed Koester (Director of Photography), Chad Dewing (Sound), Jill Colley (1st Assistant Director), Darren Olah (2nd Camera Operator), Joey Fenice (Key Grip), and Chris, and Jonathan, and Michael, and Ethan, and Hannah, and Becca, and Amy, and all the other volunteers, and Tripod (the three-legged cat), and Staci, and every one on set were the best anyone could hope for. I’m madly in love with every single one of them and I want to adopt them all so we can be together forever.
I mean it. I’ve already started the paperwork.
And special thanks to Linda Snyder, who is the production’s guardian angel, and Russell Sandlin, his lovely wife, and their beautiful newborn, all of whom graciously let us film on their property. There are no more generous souls on the planet. They opened their doors to this film and have already contributed more than could be expected of anyone. They are saints.
A short film (ala Wes Anderson) made from behind-the-scenes bits and bobs on the Ghosting shoot this past weekend.