Ninja Zombies: Another Weekend Recap
The saga that is Ninja Zombies continued this past weekend, and it was Michal’s birthday on Saturday, so sleep was sort of an afterthought for two days.
I was sure to take at least one photo of the calm before the storm…
Shortly after this photo was taken, the temperature dipped over 90 degrees, and more than 15 people were packed into an apartment with no ventilation and bright lights.
Despite the heat, it was still a total blast, especially since everyone maintained such an upbeat attitude for the entire weekend.
And now for some behind the scenes photos:
Kat is a make-up artist volunteering her time on set. She’s actually studying to be a special effects make-up artist, so she really knows her stuff. Let’s just say her fake wounds look so real that they’re too gross to post up on this blog.
Filming ran well past 9pm every night, but Michal and Noah got a lot accomplished this past weekend, including one scene where Noah had to direct and play a ninja zombie at the same time….
I’m really not quite sure how Michal’s body handles the abuse of being a DP. You have to constantly arrange your body in different ways to capture certain shots.
When shooting wrapped on Saturday, I surprised Michal with an ice cream cake from his favorite place–Ashley’s in New Haven.
By this time it was after 9pm, and no one had eaten dinner, so the cast and crew devoured the cake.
And in case you were wondering, the base of the cake is crumbled oreo cookies, topped with a layer of chocolate ice cream, which is then topped with a layer of Ashely’s infamous Oreo Ice Cream, which is then topped with frosting and M&Ms.
Yes, it tasted as amazing as it sounds.
The only other really exciting thing from this past weekend besides Ninja Zombies, Michal’s birthday, and lots and lots of ice cream, was the fact that I ran 8 miles and have zero knee pain to report.
Running is officially back on the table.