Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses: The Movie
3 years ago, we wrote this in about 7 days and then filmed in less than 2. It was 30% the most fun I’ve ever had on a set and 70% the most stressful thing I could have ever imagined.
When I called Laura, the lovely girl who plays Hannah, and asked her to act in the film (this was 3 days before we started shooting it) she wondered if she’d be done in time to watch the Oscars, which were that Sunday night. I said absolutely, and assured her we’d have filmed all her scenes well before then.
We began filming Saturday morning at 9am. On Sunday, at around 6pm it became apparent that we weren’t going to be done in time for the Oscars. Later, at 5am, it became apparent that we weren’t going to be done while it was still dark out. We finally finished filming at 10am on Monday morning.
For the most part, we filmed this chronologically so if you watch carefully you’ll see us all getting more and more tired and Laura getting angrier and angrier with me as the film progresses.
Eternities of gratitude to Laura, Alex, Noah, Pete (who failed a Spanish final to help us finish this beast), and everyone else who helped out. We hope you like the short film you exchanged your health and sanity for.
P.S. If you’re wondering what the most ridiculous line in the movie is, the correct answer is “If he paints me, I’ll be horsed too!”.
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