Our second day shoot was split into two – a very early morning at the back of Whelans and Opium of Wexford Street (who had gone out of their way to accommodate us) and a very late evening at Grand Canal Dock. The morning had required a lot of extras and our locations and productions manager, Ashling Delaney didn’t disappoint. The scene is the final one in the film so there was a lot of pressure to make it really special – and both crew and cast did.
The evening shoot, saw veteran actor Richard Wall, who was the security guard in my Oscar-qualified short “Whatever Turns You On”, travel up from Kerry to play the role of a homeless man, after which he drove home through the night. He is the only actor who didn’t come through the TikTok casting process which has made this film so unique. We couldn’t resist the ‘nod’ to Whatever Turns You On, showing that one is likely to reap what one sows.
This weekend sees us shoot full days on both Saturday and Sunday. All going well, the film will be in the can and the edit begins.
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