After a four day shoot in October and one quick evening of pickups two weeks later, SAFETY NET was finished with the production phase of our journey. The film was shipped to our editor Brian Steele in Hollywood, and is moving closer and closer to a final cut.
The thing about those quintessential words: "that's a wrap" is that you can't really imagine where you're going to be or how you're going to feel when it's finally time to say them.
The clown who wrote this script somehow managed to write more than half of the script to happen at night time. This very same clown (yours truly, Andrew) wasn't thinking at all about what it is like to be a middle aged man with a day job, teenage children, AND the responsibility of acting as Producer, Writer & Director on a short film.
It means that you will stay up ALL night multiple nights in a row AND you will teach classes during the day AND you will be a good father to your children in the meantime. Well. You will try to be a good father.
The last several hours -- near four a.m. after a four day shoot with two all-night sequences -- are a blur for me. I vaguely remember an episode where I was trying to warm up in a car on the opposite side of the parking lot from where shooting was getting set up and being tricked into singing into the set walkie-talkies in harmony with my (ever-game, outrageously good-sport producer) Emily Hisey. Objective sources listening in on the walkie have confirmed that this is true.
True to form LeJon Woods was soldiering along playing Jerry as if his life depended on it and our dedicated crew (particularly Tyler Clark, Alyssa Pearson, Peter-John Campbell, Joab Roseberry & Josh Quiros
The photo reflects the reality of how "that's a wrap" feels a little more accurately.