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Leipers Fork Location Wrap!

After 8 long and sweaty nights, we’ve wrapped at our Leipers Fork location. Our cast and crew beared no small amount of discomfort to deliver some simply amazing performances and footage. We are literally giddy like school girls (trust me, our titters echoed throughout the barn) with what was shot.

Despite, or perhaps because of, the various stresses of indie filmmaking, not only was every single person involved beyond professional, we all had a great time as well.  The video on the top of this post shows it.

Jeff Boyet as "Ren"

We shot over 70 pages in merely 8 days (a typical Hollywood movie shoots 3 pages on a good day, to give you some comparison), and more importantly we shot 70 incredible pages. I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished. There was a general feeling on the set that we may have something special on our hands.

Stay tuned over the next month or so, as we’ll have updates from the shoot days on our remaining locations. Thanks to you, the people, for all your support and encouragement via facebook and whathaveyou, it’s meant a lot. And thanks most of all to our cast and crew, for making The Nothing something.

See ya real soon.

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Anatomy of a Stunt

As we start week 2, we have our second behind the scenes video for you to check out. This one dissects one of our stunt sequences. This was a particularly difficult sequence, and the end results should look great.

We also have a brand new batch of stills. Enjoy!

Shawn Whitsell as "Eli"

Jeff Durham as "Clark"

Jared Carter as "Lane"


On Location: Day One

At 5:46 PM  on a sweltering Tennessee evening, cameras began rolling on THE NOTHING. It took over two years to get to this point. The opening shot was inside of a sweaty storage cubby, that only the actors, Director, DP and AD could even get inside of.

It was a moment that almost felt a bit anticlimactic after so much build up, but then it hit me. We are making a movie. For real this time. Cameras, lights, costumes; and crew people asking me to get out the way.  There are all sorts of really expensive technically digital doodads that I both fear and don’t understand. It’s great.

We’re shooting fully digitally on Canon 7Ds. I know a lot of people are purists for shooting on film, but I’m 100% on board with the digital revolution. I’m for anything that makes it easier for indie filmmakers (like us) to make professional quality films. The Nothing is fully and proudly a part of a digital revolution in independent film.

Jeremy Childs as "Bud"

2 years ago, the first time we attempted to make this movie fully independently, the film we are making now would have been impossible, that’s how fast technology is moving.

We’re moving fast too. Our AD, Drew Langer, told me that, on average, a Hollywood film shoots 3 pages a day. We did that in our first four hours.

I had literal chills up my spine upon seeing our first footage. I can’t wait until the world gets to see this film.

But in the meantime, enjoy these production stills, and our first production video diary.