Eric Lehman as Jake with Kiaha Rasmussen as Nevada in a scene from our biggest shooting day

Eric Lehman as Jake with Kiaha Rasmussen as Nevada in a scene from our biggest shooting day

We finished our second weekend of shooting, including our biggest, ugliest day. It started out rough with a dead car, a sick actress, fewer extras than we’d hoped and cold casseroles. But in the end we got every shot we needed and even made up for some lost ground the week before.

Overall it was a fantastic weekend with a talented cast and a dedicated crew. The level of enthusiasm and creativity is hard to fathom, especially when you consider that nobody was paid.

We’ve now got one final (and crucial) scene to shoot with our two lead actors. We have $35 left in the budget, a half pack of American Spirits and a barely-eaten Slim Jim. I think we’re going to make it.