Busy, busy, busy prepping the next shooting block (episodes #103, Sharks, and #106, Payback) for The Transporter’s first season. Have been hopping between meetings and my laptop, trying to get everything in order in advance of our August 31st start of production date. “But wait!”none of you are no doubt thinking. “Weren’t you supposed to start production on your block September 1st?”. Well, yes. Thanks for not noticing. We were originally scheduled to start shooting on the Friday but are pulling up three days to help rejig and juggle some scheduling issues on the block presently shooting (episodes #104, Harvest, and #105, The Switch, directed by Andy Mikita).
We’ve got locations searching for French motorways, casting seeking out Devon’s, Sergei’s, and creepy tailors, and transport trying to track down the perfect douchebag car (any suggestions?). Just finished up my most recent (I dare not say “last”) pass on Sharks and included a couple of scenes with “the mystery man”. Next up, my next (certainly not “last”) pass on Payback and then it’ll be smooooooooooooth sailing.
This week, we’ve been graced by the presence of the ever-affable Julie DeWolf from our French broadcasting partner M6. Always a pleasure to have him swing by and chat. Smart, friendly, and a Stargate fan to boot! His notes are always interesting because, in addition to outlining any issues he may have with the script, he also takes the time to make mention of the things he actually liked! Wild!