It feels weird. Two years ago, July fourth, I scribbled out a few storyboards for a movie I never thought would be made. Now, today, we finished shooting. Last week when we were 'done', I had an odd feeling that we were not actually finished. Well we are now. The twelve hours of shooting that we lost last week we got done yesterday and today...and we added a few more short scenes for Gwen's 'patrolling montage'. One scene I really enjoyed had my two boys, Zack (9) and Max (7) as young hunters in the forest and Danielle comes across them. At first they are startled and defensive as they raise small weapons to protect themselves, but then Danielle announces that she is the Caretaker and they warm up to her.
Today we reshot all of the stuff that we lost due to last week's bad camera. Plus we got Danielle doing some cool stunts. The major problem, however, was the MOSQUITOES! They were EVERYWHERE! We went through several cans of OFF and Debbie was eaten to the bone by the nasty little buggers. Matt, of course, screamed like a baby. Actually he engaged several mosquitoes in conversation and demanded that they leave. I believe that his Mc Donald's breakfast egg tortilla was left in the sun too long and he was slowly going insane.
But we finished. We are REALLY, ACTUALLY and TOTALLY done shooting. There might be a shot or two a month down the road of some non specific thing (this is called a pick up) that might need to be done and of course when the Garum arm is finished we need to have it digging for 'brubs' in the dirt.
But that's it, baby. We are done. It hardly seems real.