I'm plugging away at a final rewrite. Basically this is a final pass to add a little character development and tighten the script overall. If I can shave ten pages I'll be thrilled.
We have tentatively scheduled a casting call for Saturday, March 12th (pending audition space availability). That casting session will be exclusively focused on finding our leading man. That character, JASON LASBY, will be married to Alison Monda Posner's character, RACHELLE. If you are an actor in the Seattle area looking for a chance at a leading role and would like to act opposite Alison (picture below), keep an eye on tpsonline.org for the casting announcement in the next few days. Or, if you're antsy, email me at email@example.com for more information.
Alison Monda Posner
We are still looking for our principal location. A realtor in Seattle is keeping an eye out for us and has already come back with one solid option. We are most likely looking at August shoot dates and we'll hopefully be announcing our specific shoot dates within a week or two.
As we move deeper into 2011 we'll begin to add people to our crew. If you are in the Seattle area and interested in helping shoot a bloody horror movie this August, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you can help. With Jared temporarily relocated to Arizona, we could use local producer help. We will also be looking for help with makeup, visual fx, a great sound recordist, an art director, assistant director. If you, or anyone you know, would like to volunteer time to Reunion (we're so micro-budget it is highly unlikely we will be able to pay - unless an angel investor pops up!), please let us know. We'll owe you one!
Reunion is moving along. Last week we met with our mask maker to look over his sketches, make final notes, and then we gave him the go ahead to start pricing materials. Once that is done we'll buy said materials and he'll get to work constructing a little bit of latex terror.
The main priority for us at the moment is finding our principal shooting location. We're looking for a two-story house, ideally gabled, hopefully white (a white tumor in a sea of green, as written in the script), that at least looks like it could be out in the middle of nowhere. Something similar to this would be great:
If we can settle on one location that can serve as our exteriors and also offers workable interiors, so much the better. We are prepared to shoot exteriors at one location and use a second location for our interiors if need be. The whole shoot is currently planned for 20-22 days in late July or August. Of those 2-3 would be exterior shoots at the house and 90% of the rest would be interiors at the house (the remaining shoot days would be for a couple of secondary locations that can be shot at separate times from the main shoot, if need be). If you, or anyone you know, has a house that you think might work (rental, vacation home, empty home sitting on the market, house in the process of being flipped) for late summer and is within reasonable driving distance of Seattle, please email us at : email@example.com with "Location" in the subject heading. It could be a way for you to make some summer time vacation money and see your home in a sick horror flick!
Aside from our location search I am currently re-writing the script to tighten it up just a bit (it's currently a tad bloated and is retaining water). That should be done in a couple of weeks. Also within the next couple of weeks we'll begin another round of casting, this time looking for our male lead. If you know any potential leading men aged 25-35 give them a heads up.