Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Our first night of shooting - a tremendous success.
Britta Russell reporting!
The night of January 5th was the first night of shooting for the proof of concept trailer to "The Gospel According To Stephenson." We had a great turnout and would like to thank every one of our extras for coming out to support our film!
We are excited to be working with actor Matt Block (Leslie Stephenson) from Denver’s Hamilton Casting along with local Colorado Springs talent, which included Key Dieck (as Levy Walters), Daphne Schuermann (Melissa), and Sorsha Morava (Tammy). Night shoots can be tricky, but we were fortunate to be able to shoot at local hot spots in downtown Colorado Springs. We would like to give a major shout out to both Josh & John’s Ice Cream and the Peak Three Theater for allowing us access to film there!
Our craft services provider, Christie Hanes had her hands full with keeping over 35 cast and crew members happy with wonderful comfort food! Seriously, that was some of the best chili ever.
KJ Murphy, our amazing makeup artist, did some seriously great work with our cast, adding just the right touches to our mysterious vampire, Leslie Stephenson. KJ had a supply of fresh fangs available for all the various takes.
Of course, our Director John Schuermann kept us all on our toes. We loved seeing that pleased smile on his face as he worked with his actors and crew, and witnessed his original story come to life.
Co-Director’s of Photography Pete Schuermann and Aaron De Pry kept the production moving along with quick yet dramatic camera set-ups... creating just the right mood with lighting and impressive camera work. Both the cast and crew are so professional on every angle and I know everyone is excited about being a part of this outstanding feature film!
Stay tuned for more updates along the way.