Thankfully we haven’t had many an occasion where we lose gear. But we did last weekend on a shoot at the Denton Record-Chronicle building. It was a scene with Fabian Lopez, Rodney Means and Seth Jones. They were playing thugs threatening the life of a teenager from episode 1.11 “Past Debts.” Well we were shooting outside in the evening and for some reason winds were nearing hurricane force gale. I put a whole bunch of stuff against the stands in lieu of bean bags I wish I had. Now i know I needed to get them eventually but I figured I could handle things without them and when you’re dealing with little to know money for a budget you have to prioritize what you really need versus what you can do without or McGuyver it.
Well the wind had other plans for one of my softbox lights, blowing it over. Now my boxes have taken some spills over the past few months and escaped without injury. But no, on this day, three out of four bulbs in the softbox broke. That sucked. Now we got through with the rest of the shoot but it still sucked that it happened as it’s another expense I did not forsee happening. I know I needed to get extra bulbs and such at some point, but again, I was trying to make the best use of what I had at the moment.
But stuff breaks, you have to accept that and just deal with it when it comes. And that is what we’re doing.
Filming is ongoing but should wrap up November, knock on wood, there are no more major delays. The second week of January will be here before anyone realizes it and then it will be time for Party Girl to hit the interwebs.
In other Taurian Films business, we are in the early stages of working with Fabian on a web series of his creation with filming to take place in between filming Party Girl season one and when season two is slated to begin. After reading the scripts for the first two episodes of his show, “Smoove & Ruff” we think it can be a hit and look forward to getting started.
Other things we hope to get started include the film, HTB, starring Annie Cruz.
That film finds Cruz as an assassin who gets caught up with the FBI in her latest job and has to turn to an internet friend for help.
We finally have a first draft of a budget for the film and have begun whittling it down to the essentials that we will need to make this film happen. We’re looking at filming the majority of the film here in Texas with some pick ups done out in LA, where Annie resides. A fundraising push for that project should kick off in the new weeks as well as one of the second season of Party Girl as well.
Alongside a couple other web projects, there’s a lot of things going on in the Taurian Films camp but they will be ready for the masses soon enough.