Archive for December, 2012

First Weekend of Shooting

Posted in Director's Log, Production with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2012 by forbiddensecretsmovie

Just finished our first weekend of shooting before we take a break for the Christmas holidays. Things went even better than I thought, we had an amazing time and the cast proved to be just as incredible as I expected them to be!

The main Cast of House of Forbidden Secrets

The main Cast of House of Forbidden Secrets

We had several key dialogue scenes to do and some minor stunts and action sequences. Things went very smooth. Highlights were the Seance scene where Iris, playing the role of Dorothy Fremont, was actually so scared at Nicole’s amazing performance that she tried to run away! Great job everyone! Cannot wait to be back on the set with all of you on January 4th, in the new year of 2013!  The new dolly we made from scratch worked great as did our steadicam system created by Assistant Director Wayne Whisenant.  Footage came out stellar!

Final Auditions at the Screenland Theater

Posted in Production on December 16, 2012 by forbiddensecretsmovie

Had an amazing time with the crew at the Screenland Theater! We were treated very well. Had an outstanding turnout. Massive talent on display, a room full of positive people. Very happy with how it worked out. Thank you so much to all involved – we have found our full cast and will begin calling people on Monday or Tuesday.  Actual production begins DEC 21st!!!!

Todd Sheets

Director

Auditions, Meetings and Readings – Oh My!!!

Posted in Production on December 10, 2012 by forbiddensecretsmovie

Had a great crew meeting on WED night, the 5th of December. Things are feeling smooth and positive. Really got some good ideas flowing. We also had our first auditions on Saturday the 8th. Had some great people show up, but we still did not hit all the parts. Usually you just know when someone clicks with a character you’ve created. They walk in and you feel it. I had one girl come in who just felt perfect for the part of Tamara in the film. She nailed it. I knew the minute I saw her that it was a great fit…. and although we found some people to fill some minor roles and to be creatures… we still have a couple of major parts that need filled. So we’re doing auditions again on Saturday December 15th at 1:00 PM CST. They’re going to be held in North Kansas City, MO at the Screenland Armour movie theater. I have contacted every darn newspaper in the city with hopes of getting the word out. This film is the first time I can actually say it is Character driven, so it is very important for me to get the right people. IT has the scares, the gore, the atmosphere – but it also has a good story and some seriously well drawn characters. I don’t want to accept anything but the exact RIGHT people for the parts. Wish us luck!

Todd Sheets
Director