Ninja Zombies: The Night Before Filming
Tomorrow marks the first day of filming for NINJA ZOMBIES!
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my boyfriend (and pretty much all of my New Haven friends) are shooting a zombie flick this summer, and I’m extremely excited to see it all unfold.
This film has been an incredible labor of love so far, especially since absolutely no one is getting paid.
From the actors, to costume designers, to camera men, to crew….everyone has willingly given up their weekends this summer so they can wear ninja face masks in 80 degree heat (now that’s dedication!).
And what’s my job in all of this? Well I don’t really have an official job, but since the cast and crew are so busy, I’ve taken it upon myself to document the “behind the scenes” mayhem and blog about it. What this really means is that I’m just the “your in the way” girl, or the “don’t touch that prop” girl. Is anyone else drawn to touching breakable and expensive things?
Just look at this expensive Canon 7D camera that I can play with when no one is looking!
And what do we have here? A whole table of breakable goodies for me to get my hands on!
Everyone is working pretty tirelessly tonight to get things ready for the first day of filming tomorrow…
Eli and Meredith are heading up the art department, and they are in the process of putting the final touches on some of the ninja costumes.
Below Mike is preparing a few Korean dishes to serve the cast and crew tomorrow. He’s also an actor in the film AND the producer, so basically Mike won’t be getting any sleep tonight.
There is literally a person in every corner of the apartment doing something….
What’s great about an indie film is that you’re forced to get creative. Above Mike holds a device meant to be a foam water gun for kids in a pool, but with the help of a sharpie marker, it’s now a professional blood distribution unit for applying that extra bit of gore on the zombie actors.
The above photo is actually the last Michal sighting I had. I think he’s somewhere at Home Depot right now constructing stabilizer rigs for his camera out of bike racks and other miscellaneous parts, but the last I heard he was at Toys R’ Us trying to construct a moving dolly? If you see him, please remind him that he should construct his inventions after he pays for the raw materials, and that we miss him, and he should come home.