Post by Maria Lurdes (Milu) on Dec 5, 2016 5:35:20 GMT
I'm not sure if I posted here about this, but a month or so ago I had a movie shoot (that makes it sound very grand - it absolutely wasn't) at my house. Local filmmakers had requested a shooting permit from the city, and one of the commissioners who I know suggested that they reach out to me for a location. I normally don't allow commercial production of any kind, but this was a favor to the commissioner, who I felt was giving me a bit of a tacit wink about my STR. After a bit of back and forth with the producer and director, the filming commenced.
The director just sent me the video of the trailer, as it turns out that they need to re-shoot some scenes. I'm not feeling as accommodating now, as it's such a busy time, so I've told them that any possible re-shoot will have to wait until January.
In any case, the crew left the house in great condition, they mopped up all of the fake blood, and the only evidence of their activity was a bathroom garbage bin full of makeup removal cloths that they forgot to empty.
Post by High Priestess on Dec 5, 2016 16:16:04 GMT
Maria, that is very interesting about the horror movie at your house. I watched the trailer -- it was scary to me, but then I am easily scared when it comes to "horror" films.
Do you feel in any way unfairly pressured by the commissioner, to accept the film shoot? I could see this becoming difficult -- if the commissioner keeps asking you for "favors" and you end up having to say no. Hopefully it isn't like that and it's just this one time.
It sounds like it's relatively low-key at your house, and indeed if the trailer is any indication, there isn't any high-energy action going on there. Which is nice for a change. I think I've been watching too many high-action, car-chase type movies --- I find an emphasis on quieter story elements to be more appealing.
Post by Maria Lurdes (Milu) on Dec 5, 2016 16:38:45 GMT
Deborah, as usual, you have identified a truth that I hadn't really named yet. I honestly have felt a bit pressured to do some "favors" but until now I've taken it in stride because they are not that frequent, nor that onerous. The film crew wants to come back for some re-shoots but now they'll pay full rate and not have any other wiggles. This particular favor is done and dusted. It's a pity that they didn't get all of the scenes they needed, or that the editing isn't going well, but that's out of my control.
By the way, for anyone that's wondering - my basement doesn't have shackles on the wall. They were attached and removed by the crew. While I'm very open-minded, my fantasies run more to the champagne and flower petals than S&M or bondage. Too much sharing? Ha.
Post by High Priestess on Dec 5, 2016 16:42:29 GMT
Oh, interesting! The crew actually attached shackles to your wall?!? I didn't realize those scenes too were made in your house. I thought maybe the scenes with the brick wall and shackles had been done at another locale. Interesting what film crews can do to "modify" a setting to fit their needs. I guess that actually installing shackles in the wall would be less expensive than doing fancy digital effects to create an entirely digital basement and digital shackles (as well as, possibly, many digital monsters....)
Nice shots, Milu, but not the next Hitchcock. Film setup always needs to make adaptions, but you could ask them to leave the shackles next time. You should get something out of it, like a good photo of the shoot, that you could frame or at least put into a folder for the guests. With a tiny copper plate under the shackles: "Installed for film ..."
My husband installed some sturdy rings under the glass roof in the kitchen once. Asked about it, he said we could do bondage there. That stayed an unfulfilled dream, but I still chuckle when I hang onions and herbs there. It's very decorative. ;-))