I had started writing a blog about how our last filming day went. But, I wasn't feeling in the rambling spirit, and, instead am choosing to share my gratitude (originally posted on Facebook).
Don't worry, kids, I saved a draft of my original post.
Thank you to everyone who came to play with us Sunday. It was a tremendously successful day in terms of what we were able to shoot, how quickly everyone assembled/disassembled/reassembled, and the general camaraderie of our film family!
James - Thank you for opening your studio & home, and accommodating every need, request, gear, and guidance! And, NBD, for being one of the primary reasons we picked up filming again this year <3
Angela - my rock, reality check, & right hand. Thank you for ALL that you do on set - which extends far beyond your "Set Designer" designation. I think there may be a second "Set Ninja" credit added to the IMDB database.
Jesse & Chops - thank you for being my mighty alternating 1st & 2nd unit crew of 2. You guys kept the day moving, and the shots look fantastic. You ran around and worked your asses off to get a ton in the can. Thank you.
Pat, Lily, Anna, Jessica, Hannah, Sarah, Nicole, Candice, Eli - Most of you have been here from the beginning, and are still hanging in after a 2-year hiatus. Nothing but love, respect, gratitude & the feels.
Rita, Brooke, Ev, Mary, Marion, Amadeus, Amy - thank you for joining in these episodes. Some of you were here on super short notice, and came to set prepared, professional, and open to the completely inappropriate & ever-adapting shenanigans that erupt from my twisted brain. You all fit right in with our motley crew.
Becky, Rita, Maggie, Tori - Your dedication to your childrens' interests & experiences made the day special. Thank you for hanging out while waiting for their scenes to be ready. They really did an awesome job, and their composure and great attitudes on an uncomfortable, longer-than-anticipated day were amazing. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work together!
I sincerely hope I didn't miss anyone. I am so proud and grateful for each one of you, taking a chance on me & my project. YOU have made it possible, and I appreciate your participation in this journey.
With love & appreciation,