A comedy microshort about falling in love.
This was a fun and relatively easy production. The city let us use the sidewalk next to the pool at Holstein Park (Bucktown) for the day. There were some minor frustrations, like the woman who was walking her laps around the park and refused to pause while our cameras were rolling, and the occasional passerby that walked into a shot and asked "am I in the way?"
Overall it was a really fun, extremely hot, day.
I was nervous about actors falling on the sidwalk, so the DP, Kim Pedersen, introduced me to her friend, Jim Jarosz, who fashioned a protective styrofoam mat that blends into the sidewalk and cusions the fall for the actors.
Based on the way the final film was edited, it might seem like we cheated, but no, the actors were really falling on the ground. I invited my friend, Ray Hui, to rhearsal, to help with coordinating the falls to minimize the impact. Nobody was hurt!
And I really love the music that I was able to get. The opening song is "Danceland", by The Garrys, a Calgary-based band. The outro song is "I Got Money" by The Ghost Wolves, an Austin-based band.
As of December 2017, I'm waiting to hear back from film festivals to find out where it will premiere. The public online release will probably be in late 2018 or early 2019.
Writer, Director, Editor // Robert Bruce Carter
Producer // Erin Miller
Director of Photography // Kim Pedersen
Gaffer // Melissa Revels
2nd AC // Joseph Mueller
2nd AC // Luke Johnson
Production Designer // Laura Petro
Costume Designer // Emma Collins
Sound Mixer // Nick Price
AD // Eliaz Rodriguez
Script Supervisor // Caitlin Shantz
Sidewalk Stunt Treatment // Jim Jarosz
Stunt Coordinator // Ray Hui
Production Assistants //
Color Grading // Parker Jarvie
Sound Design // Derek O’Rourke
Chicago Film Office