I directed my first short film last weekend. It’s called “Reversal” and we shot it in Shelton, WA. We arrived on Friday afternoon and shot two flashback scenes downtown at a bar and in an alley. Shooting went late, but we got a great action scene in the alley. On Saturday morning, we moved to our primary location on a forest road. We spend half of the day shooting just the first page of action that happens before the woman in the trunk of the car is discovered. We wrapped the day shortly before we lost our light and retired for the night. Sunday’s shooting started early and consisted of most of the movie’s dialogue and two fight scenes. Shooting concludes with a nighttime driving scene that we shot day for night. Everything looks great and I’m looking forward to starting post.
We’re still seeking funding to get us through post-production. Please help us out on our IndieGoGo page.
Above is a photo by Richard Williams of me checking out a prop photo from the bar scene .
Surveillance photos of Trin Miller – props for the bar scene.
Rick Walters and Ben Andrews get ready to film a scene at Bob’s Tavern.
Ben Andrews advice on firearm handling from Michael Chism.
The crew sets up the next shot.
Ben and Trin rehearse a fight scene.
My view of the monitor during takes.
Rehearsing a scene with the tire iron.
Ben lays on the road as Jen applies make-up for his head wound. The movie begins with him passed out behind the wheel of a car with a head wound and no memory.
Our slate and Trin posing with a gun.