When the script was finished (is a script ever really finished?) we had a crew meeting to finalize the details and the guys went home. I emailed the script to the cast and tried to get a couple of hours of sleep. Last year, with my homage to the CSI series (actually more of a parody) we had a gun scene and some people thought our film was penalized for it. This year I thought, if I’m going to be penalized at least let me really show the weapons. So our film was a Vietnam movie about soldiers who run out of gas in enemy territory. Creative use of ‘road trip’ right?
I couldn’t wait to start filming and I couldn’t sleep. In the middle of the night I realized that passersby might panic seeing us walking around with M-16’s. So I made a couple of impromptu signs borrowing ‘open house’ signs from my sleeping realtor-husband. Early the next morning we set out for the remote location where we were to film.