Short Film | Served on a Plate
After rehearsal, Ellie and I walked over to Astoria Park and ran along the water. We chatted about our plans and goals, shared acting stories, and journey leading up to that moment. I hopped in the shower and caught an Uber cab to the city to meet up with a friend. Finally, I arrived back in Astoria close to midnight. We planned to shoot around 11:30 on Saturday, so I had more than enough sleep. That morning, I ate the remainder of the cliff bar Jason gave me and some tea. After we got warmed-up, and the crew began to arrive, we began shooting. We filmed from 12 noon until 11pm. We clearly thought that it wouldn't take more than 8 hours but unexpected things happen and we could have used an assist or two.
Regardless, it was such a learning experience. More and more I develop more respect to film actors. There is so much focus and dedication required to be great on camera. I'm honored to have worked with such wonderful actors and great a production crew. We toughed it out together! I'm extremely excited to see the finished project. Here's a link to the unfinished version on my page: https://www.jessicavtillman.com/short-films