In one week we are filming a teaser for Trailer Park Princess. It's going to be great to be behind the camera again. I am excited to be back on set with my crew and I'm really looking forward to work with the lead in Trailer Park Princess Jillian Geurts. I can't wait for August when I get to work with the entire cast.
We have also been busy casting the rest of the film and putting together the shooting schedule. There is so much to do during pre-production and I absolutely love it. Putting together the looks for each character is one of my favorite things to do. Every detail is vital. It is important that each character is distinguishable and unique.
I am also enjoying the production design aspect of pre-production. Building the world that will be the setting for Trailer Park Princess is exhilarating. I want the sets to be truly immersive for the audience.
When you're a true micro budget independent film it is crucial to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to wardrobe and production design. Those are two areas you can really control what you spend. Antique stores, thrift stores, flea markets, and even yard sales are valuable resources. Being able to bargain and negotiate price really helps when managing the budget. I have had quite a bit of luck on Etsy when it comes to finding the right wardrobe for my characters look. You have to hunt a little harder for a good bargain but they can be had if you're diligent.
In the next couple of weeks we will be posting some behind the scenes videos from our pre-production work as well as the teaser shoot. I will also be recording a Q&A where I will be answering some of the questions that I am asked the most.
I will end with the obligatory plug for our store. We have some great items available and every dime goes towards the film. This film is going to happen. I hope you will take this ride with me.
Thanks for reading and keep coming back for more updates.