Day 1, July 29th
Day one was physically intense. We started in the morning with running scenes in the woods, with actresses Debbie Rochon and Tara Cardinal. These are the scenes in which two prisoners escape from jail. The setup was nice, with a dolly and 20 meters of track into the woods. The crew was fantastic and so were Debbie and Tara. At one point, due to the amount of running involved, Debbie suffered from cramps, but she continued working. I admire her passion and strength, and I'm so happy to have her on my set.
After that we shot a flash back with Tiffany Shepis, that involved Makeup FX (wounds and blood). The shoot went as smooth as ever with Tiffany, and even with the Makeup FX on her face, she looks extremely beautiful.
That afternoon we changed locations, to a beach near the river. Shooting in sand is a nightmare, but the scene turned out amazing, especially the fight between Tara Cardinal (who is an exceptional fighter) and actor Giuseppe Gobbato.
The first day is done and we are all tired, but happy, because we were able to shoot all the scenes on the schedule! Now we must prepare for day two!!