The first two days of shooting The Ditch are over. We didn’t get as much material as we wanted, but that always happens on a shoot. The crew worked very efficiently, and the performances by our actors were incredible. We were lucky that the weather stayed dry all through the shoot, although it got dreadfully cold in the woods because the tall trees block direct sunlight. Poor Lucy, who plays Nina and had to spend much of her time lying on the cold ground in a short dress, spent much of the shoot wrapped in blankets. A faulty generator on Day 2 didn’t help matters, and we had to finish the day’s shoot in natural light which is never ideal.
Still, here’s the good news – what we captured looked incredible on the monitor, and we look forward to seeing the rushes when they come back from the lab. In the meantime, we’re going to be posting photos and video from the shoot, here and on our Facebook and Vimeo pages. Stay tuned for more updates!
(It’s just been brought to my attention that the photo gallery may not display properly to IE or Firefox users. We’re looking into it. UPDATE: This appears to be a known WordPress issue, so we may have to wait for them to fix it. 😦 )