Miles Underwater – Day fifteen – a screaming T Rex – July 19th

Today we held for a dinosaur (a screaming T Rex in the San Antonio Zoo) who roared every time someone passed his motion sensor. Today we held for a homeless couple who were having a fairly intense domestic dispute. Today we held for 16 trains.    Sound is...

Miles Underwater – Day fourteen – #ChooseHope – July 18th

#choosehope is our hashtag   This entire film experience has been about hope: Leaping and hoping that the net will appear. Giving out call times and hoping that we will make our days. Hope that an entire cast and crew will be inspired enough by this story to...

Miles Underwater – Day thirteen – Bridges – July 16th

Today, we spent the day on bridges. There are bridges in Miles Underwater. Why wouldn't there be... it is a film with the word underwater in the title. And we are shooting in San Antonio, which is a city filled with a lot of water and a lot of bridges. Bridges are...

Miles Underwater – Day twelve – Schlitterbahn – July 15th

While our producers worked their Tuchuses off scouting locations & prepping for the second 1/2 of our shoot, our cast went to Schlitterban - Texas's biggest waterpark. We have two days off in our fifteen days of filming. Today was our second day off. And our young...

Miles Underwater – Day eleven – Black Panther – July 14th

It does not matter if you are shooting Black Panther or Miles Underwater: In filmmaking, there are three stages of production: Pre-production: Planning, scripting & storyboarding, etc. Production: The actual shooting/recording. Post-production: Everything between...

Miles Underwater – Day ten – The 4 pillars – July 14th

Today's four pillars. There were too many moments of general happiness today on set to narrow down in tonight's blog: To have a singular voice. To share something profound or inspirational which four people diligently read (thank you Doug Purdy, Mom, Shavonne and...

Miles Underwater – Day nine – Father & Son – Friday July 13th

I cried twice today on set.  Both times watching real life father and son Doug and Max Purdy masterfully portray a complicated relationship with dignity, poise, emotional depth and clarity. All day long, I found myself humming a tune... and I couldn't make sense of it...

Miles Underwater – Day eight – Day off July 12th

  The concept of "day off" when you're shooting an indie film is a misnomer. While it means not physically going to set or turning on a camera, it does not mean we're not working. The actors are preparing their lines for the next day, the producers are scouting...

Miles Underwater – Day seven – A lot of badass women – July 11

Jen. Jhennifer. Brooke. Colette. Liz. Clea. Stephanie. Sofia. Emily. Katy. Katherine. Jessica. Alexia. Jazmine. Maqui. Miranda. Shavonne. Casey. Riley. Alexia. Amanda. Gidget. Kira. Scout. Justina. Iris. Hannah. Jackie. Alixzandra. Anne. Yanaylet. Aleisha. Kaira. ......