The requirements of the script were, of course, that it would be shootable on a shoestring budget. The story structure was completed over a single weekend in early May, but it took many early mornings at Satellite Coffee and the Flying Star Cafe over the next few weeks to rewrite and finesse the story flow.
Because the story deals with a time loop where events needed to wrap back around on itself, detailed storyboards would be required. Every shot was boarded out – some in rough stick figure form, others in more detail as needed. This translated to 115 pages of storyboards, with two boards to a page – 230 boards in toto.
“Ophelia: Smart, sexy, hot, kicks ass.
Ever since his over-the-top bad guy take in our last feature-length western, Ron is now my favorite bad guy, which is surprising because in person he is the nicest guy you will meet.
For Ophelia, however, I wrote the part with Christine as a reference, but since I was in Albuquerque and she was based in LA, I thought I would need to find someone more local. We tested a few different actresses, but because the role called for someone who could handle action-oriented material and still look good doing it, we inevitably drifted back to our “Asian Angelina Jolie”. After a couple of local auditions, I decided to just suck it up and ask Christine if she would please please please come make the short with me.. I As luck would have it, Christine’s schedule was open for a few weeks in July. SCORE!!
With Christine based in Los Angeles and flying in for the shoot, we enlisted the help of Elizabeth Jett to work with Christine in LA in order to bring the sketches to life.