More Behind-the-Scenes of Hit n Strum

The Vancouver Province featured a nice spread on Hit n Strum, which has just completed day 19 of 24 of principal photography.  Last week was a big week for us, because it was stunt week. The Province’s Glen Schaefer was there to observe, so click the link above if you’d like to read more about that. All I can say was that I was very proud of our team that day. Much of our film has been guerrilla-style on the streets of Vancouver, primarily Gastown. One of our more glamorous locations has been the lovely Georgia Viaduct. While location scouting, the director and DOP found a make-shift “condo” there and decided this would be the place our leading man would call home. I’m the one who does all the scheduling… and we needed one day...

The Accidental Novelist becomes the Accidental Assistant Director

Oh where, oh where, has Danika been?? About a month ago I “accidentally” became the 1st A.D. on a low budget indie feature film.  If you know anything about feature film-making, then you know I have not had any life outside of the film since then. It means 14-16 (even a few 18 )hour days and that my “day off” is never really a day off. Being a low-budget indie also means we have no 2nd, 3rd, or 4th AD’s… so I’m it in the AD department. It means being the contact person on and off set, creating the shooting schedule, call sheets, keeping everything moving on set, and being the director’s right hand woman. I’m having the time of my life. I’m exhausted a lot of the time, but not stressed, because behind it...