January has been an amazing month for Outcast Café! We have spent the past two and a half weeks officially entering the production phase of making our second short film, Coyote Girl, the poetic version of the 90 minute play script Riley Ann Visits the Outcast Cafe. After spending about two weeks on location in Westfield, Illinois the team has dispersed and continues to work on post-production for the film as well as upcoming projects for the company. Here is the next installment of our adventures on location from the perspective of company member Gail Shalan (Riley Ann, Coyote) :
12:25 p.m.- While Josh starts to unload and set up lighting equipment throughout the house, Biggs and I run through the rest of the screenplay for Rick and Sims, finishing our Camera Rehearsal with scenes 11-20. The second half of our screen play brings up some interesting questions, and differing opinions, on whether or not (and how) Riley Ann is revealed as the puppeteer of Coyote. It takes a couple tries and a bit of discussion, but we come to a conclusion. I won’t say what it is: you’ll have to wait for the release to find out.
2:20 p.m.- Our fantastic hosts, Terri and David Biggs, show up to check out the rehearsal process, the changing topography of the Home Place, and (of course) the drone.
3:50 p.m.- I get more time to relax and prepare myself for the week of shooting before the cast and crew head back to Roc’s for the Chicken Pot Pie special. I go for “Too Much Wall Eye”, and it’s a lot… but it’s delicious!