This script was originally as an episode in a comedy series. I later reworked it as a sketch.
So we decided to shoot this while we waited to film the rest of "Marriage". Lacie and I loved this script when I wrote it and wanted to move forward on it. I find it a bit strange how I was able to set something up with more actors than "Marriage" so much quicker and with much less stress. I literally decided I wanted to film this at the beginning of a week and had everything planned and ready to go by the weekend.
The story behind Emily and Eli is that they are two people we know from school who do plays and stuff. Funny thing really, they were some of the main characters in "A Bold Stroke For A Wife", which Lacie and I appeared in the commercial for. I thought they would be in to this perhaps and shot them a Facebook message thinking it didn't hurt to ask. Low and behold, we got them in, no problem.
While shooting I knew the audio was going to be a problem because of the wind. The wind wasn't the only problem. Locusts and trains could be added into the mix. I did my best to tone them down. But the funny thing is, for some bits I would actually have to add these sounds in so that the audio would be consistent. Yeah, I had to make the audio shitty on purpose. Another thing we did is ADR. It's so glaringly obvious to us, but hopefully it worked.
As for my opinion on this short. I think it turned out very meh. The writing aspect and for the most part, the acting were pretty good. But when it comes to editing, sound and all kinds of other post-production/ computer work, I'm entirely lost. I think the final product is kind of crap. So I don't love or hate this one.
Written & Directed by Tyler W. Moore
Production Assistant & Make up Artist: Lacie Wallace
Tyler W. Moore