We shot the first scene (well actually scene 2) on December 13, 2013. We filmed through rain, ice, cold and hot for eight months. Finally, on July 26, 2014 we filmed the last scene (Scene 49). I did one pick up shot with Rusty (Jason Foreman) last week and we still need some B-roll.
However, qualifications aside…
We did it!
I am so grateful to a cast and crew who were so faithful, so professional and so GOOD.
I am thankful too for the community of Wimberley. We filmed at four locations in town (Heart of Texas Yoga, Calley’s Jewelry, King Feed and Bent Tree Gallery) plus a few car-mounted shots around the square itself. Carolyn Cusack generously allowed us to film in her home and along Loneman Creek.
Thank you also to Karen and Jeff Stocki, who when they bought their home in Wimberley did not realize it came with a green screen soundstage out back. The green screen inspired the TV station setting and the film could not have been made without their generous support.
Thank you to Marvin Niebuhr who allowed us to invade his studio and home for three scenes, including the big party scene that had 38 people involved. Marvin also did the big sculpture that plays a featured role in several scenes.
Thank you to Morgan Marion who did the many paintings used in the film including four canvases that mark the evolution of the Big Painting.
Finally, thank you to my wife, Dianne, for putting up with a film crew in her home for eleven of the 29 days of shooting.
Below are some photos, shot by Jane Knaus, Line Producer, on the last day of shooting.