While the movie is in one take, we’re also shooting a teaser to play over the final credits. This is the last thing we’re shooting. And because of all the water pumps, we only have one chance to get it right.
I love directing on the fly. I know what I want in my head, but try to express it in such a way that actors and crew members can add their own spin to it. Chuck and the actors always contribute great ideas, so we talk it through a few times until we’re all on the same page. It’s fun and it’s how I like to work. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
I’m not going to explain what this shot is. But suffice it to say, it was pretty complex, and required a lot of ingenuity from our producer and resident mad scientist, Peter Marr (the guy in the black wife-beater on the roof).
Success! Randy Wayne is soaked from head to toe. He is a trooper.
We had one chance and it worked. I am absolutely thrilled. There are so many millions of miracles that happened to make this shoot work against all odds. I am thankful for all of them.