i though while i sat here and finished my glass of red wine i'd summarize for you our first week of production. it's been quite a week, full of brilliance, tragedy and good times to boot! now, it's friday evening and the end of our first day off since production commenced on january the 5th. it is with great sadness i report that mr. joe swanberg departed today for home, having completed the last of his scenes last night. we will all miss his presence on set.
in other sad news you must know that our dear friend, tercel washington (the picture car), is no longer with us (rip). his little engine gave out around mile-marker 591 on interstate 5 late in the eve on tuesday, january 8th 2008. there was hardly time for a thorough diagnosis and even less for mourning, mike and his dad made arrangements for the disposal tercel's remains and we left the little guy curbside in the stockton ghetto and rolled on to kernville.
i'm tired now and must stop here. sorry, i know it's not much of a summary. you'll be glad to know that today we shipped our first 23 rolls of film to the lab! myself, mike and i'm sure everyone else involved is very anxious to see the results of our labor. below are a few photos to wet your appetite...
yours sincerely, e.r. mcmackin