Today I heard that a Independent movie is being filmed at the nail salon at 57th & 24th all day on thursday . The city put up no parking barricades that states no parking all day on the 14th around the whole block . We live in the condos above Aster and the nail saloon so my question is has anyone heard about this?
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No idea. I'm just glad they're not filming at my neighborhood salon. Parking there is so scarce.
Yes, I know exactly what that is. I almost got recruited to work on it.
It's called Late Autumn, and is a Korean based film company. I believe it is a remake of a 1960 Japanese film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053579/
I'll be curious to know how that goes. There might be some Union people upset about it. According to the schedule I got, Tuesday they'll be in Holly Park, Wednesday the Tractor, Thursday residential street in Ballard, a boutique clothing shop, and nail salon.
I have friends working on it, so I might wander over and say Hi. No famous people (from this country at least) are in it that I've heard of, so don't go expecting to see one. That annoys the hell out of the crew anyway.
I've heard that they are looking for Chinese adults for extras who don't have issues with going into a cemetery. Seems to be a bit of a cultural taboo for some. If you know of anyone who's dependable and available Feb 9th/10th, let me know and I'll contact the casting director.
It seems any time I'm on a shoot in Ballard, there's this asshat who will go out of his way to bust shots, and walk right through the middle of everything. His justification is that "I live here and pay taxes, I can go where ever I want!" Older white guy, medium build, about 5'10" maybe, short white/gray hair. Total jerk, nearly got me fired on the first feature I worked on because he kept ducking around me to do this. I've since heard he's banned from Subway and a few other businesses because of similar antics. Anyone know who he is?
I feel that I should be in the movies Wilderness Barbie. I am super duper handsome and the only thing that exceeds my incredible looks is my modesty.
Well, it sounds like you would find many a common thinker down in LA. Perhaps you should try there? If you insist on staying and being a big fish in a little pond however, Topo Swope Talent Agency might be able to assist you with your dreams.
As someone who is too perfect to be conceited, it's beneath me to brag about my own superior talents on screen, however I will mention that I do have an IMDB page, and my popularity is up 191% just this week alone!*
I got a letter on my door last night that gave us the heads up.
Thank you wildernessbarbie for the info about the movie. I look forward to watching the action. Hey if I see that dude busting the shot I will tackle him down on the ground and duct tape him good and tight. Does that help you wildernessbarbie?
nancypants- Awesome! I'll bring the magic markers!
I'd love to wander by and catch him in the act. Since I'm not part of the crew, I can tell him what ever I want. They'd probably applaud me for it. :-)
While on assignment in Europe, I ran into a producer I used to work with who was trying to get a shot of their host giving the event intro but they kept being interrupted by two drunk EU equivalents of frat boys messing with their shot. Nobody on his new crew knew what to do so they did nothing but try to shoot the scene over and over and hope they'd go away. One of the frat boys goes in and tries to grope the host and doesn't notice that I'm there on the side where I clothesline him and sucker punch his friend right in the nose. Both of these douchebags are now on the pavement, one of them bleeding, while the people milling around just start laughing. They picked themselves up and slunk off and the crew just stood there speechless. My producer friend then yells at them "That's how you f***ing get a shot done!" After a year of doing shoots around big events and party towns the regular crew had a very low tolerance of shot wreckers. I'd be wary of messing with a Korean crew and trying to wreck a shot...you might just get a foot to the head Tae Kwon Do style.
SPG- That is just so fantastically awesome. I so wish I had seen that. I've learned better how to handle douches like that now, but alas I doubt I'll ever be able to get away with punching one who might deserve it.
We shot a scene in that little triangle park by the Chai House on Market once, complete with a 30'X30' silk screen, booms, and about 25 crew plus actors milling about. Actors are standing in front of a hot dog cart. Two random people cross into the shot and right in front of the camera go up to the hot dog vendor actor and ask for two hot dogs. He tells them they can't have any. Their stunned looks of indignation that turned to shock when they suddenly realized that 30+ people were staring at them was priceless. They really had no idea they'd walked into a film set until that moment.
drunk EU equivalents of frat boys = soccer fans :)
WB, on a shoot employing 30 people I'm surprised that it isn't worth hiring someone (off duty cop?) to man the perimeter and keep people out of the way. Is this kind of thing done on larger productions?
Got a flyer in my door to move cars on this street, I don't park on the street.
Looked up the production, the film is named Late Autumn btw.
Was stationed in Seoul in the 90's.
WB, I bet I know that guy, sounds exactly like the author of a local rag, the Ballard Bullshit. The way you describe the individual leaves no doubt in my mind. He is a real life troll...
Ernie- Yes, that's what PA (production assistants) are for, or if necessary, off duty cops. However, as with this shot, is was a wide, panning shot, that meant that everyone trying to stop traffic like that would have been in the shot, so sometimes you just have to take your chances.
USUALLY, people are paying attention and go around. Some people get caught up in their little world and just don't notice.
Same production, actress is sitting on curb in front of Chai House crying. Camera is about 5' in front of her getting a closeup, sound guy has mike on a boom in her face, and 20+ other people are standing around working/watching. Little old lady cuts across the street from Subway, walks right through everybody and everything, goes right up to the actress and starts asking her if she's OK and pulling out tissues for her. When suddenly she realized there was an entire film crew there, she nearly fell over from shock! I was always really touched by this... this woman saw someone in distress, and nothing else mattered but going over and trying to help. It was really sweet.
onederfullone-Wow, you're right! It does sound like the same curmudgeonly, angry, self-hating asshat. What a character. I'll keep an eye out for his documentary and see if it's the same guy. Do you know who he is in person? So much anger... so sad.
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