Four Days Down – Fourteen to Go

Shooting in the Mill Cafe on the Penn State Mont Alto campus with actors Elizabeth Wyld, Bex Etter, and Mike Mowen.
Shooting in the Mill Cafe on the Penn State Mont Alto campus with actors Elizabeth Wyld, Bex Etter, and Mike Mowen.

Another great weekend shooting on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. Friday we were in the Library and General studies until the wee hours of the morning. Sunday we shot in the Mill Cafe (always nice to be close to great food). Kudos to all the wonderful PSMA students who let us interrupt their meal and employ them as extras.

A Propitious Start!

Chronicling our shots.
Chronicling our shots.

The first two days of principal photography are behind us and everything went extraordinarily well. Extras were in short demand, but the crew was spectacular and the cast was extraordinary. The only problem we encountered all weekend was trying to get a local biker bar to accept a Swedish driver’s license as ID after we wrapped Sunday.

Photos from the Table Read

Khawaja Aziz, Paul Fahrenkopf, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Khawaja Aziz, Paul Fahrenkopf, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Paul Fahrenkopf
Paul Fahrenkopf
Paul Fahrenkopf, Bex Etter, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Paul Fahrenkopf, Bex Etter, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Bex Etter, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Bex Etter, Mike Mowen and Elizabeth Wyld
Paul Fahrenkopf
Paul Fahrenkopf
Ralph Mauriello
Ralph Mauriello
Mike Mowen
Mike Mowen
Ralph Mauriello
Ralph Mauriello
Director of Photography Ed Koester
Director of Photography Ed Koester
The table read
The table read
Stephanie O'Brien and Kevin Boon
Stephanie O’Brien and Kevin Boon
Bex Etter
Bex Etter
Elizabeth Wyld
Elizabeth Wyld
Elizabeth Wyld
Elizabeth Wyld
Mike Mowen
Mike Mowen
Khawaja Aziz and Paul Fahrenkopf
Khawaja Aziz and Paul Fahrenkopf
Ralph Mauriello and Kevin Boon
Ralph Mauriello and Kevin Boon
Elizabeth Wyld
Elizabeth Wyld
Ralph Mauriello and Tom Trgovac
Ralph Mauriello and Tom Trgovac
Jonathan Matthews and Shawn Henderson behind the cameras.
Jonathan Matthews and Shawn Henderson behind the cameras.
Jill Colley (1st A.D.) sharing a moment with Ed Koester (D.P.)
Jill Colley (1st A.D.) sharing a moment with Ed Koester (D.P.)
Bex Etter and Mike Mowen
Bex Etter and Mike Mowen
Chris Willman-Bunge
Chris Willman-Bunge

Shooting Preliminary Footage

Ankle deep in the river, shooting preliminary footage prior to the official start of principal photography in September. Braving the water are cinematographer Ed Koester, co-producer Meagan Bert, photographer Thomas G. Anderson (and family), Cory, Kevin Alexander Boon and the indomitable Ellen Bert.DSC_0519 DSC_0511 DSC_0518In the river Thomas and wife, and Ellen Ellen Ed, Ellen and Kevin River shoot Ed and Meagan In the river In the river