My Experience Working On Deadly Embrace

Well after a week of shooting Deadly Embrace, I’m back on my blog and ready to continue working on my film. For the next two weeks I’m preparing for my interview session that I have planned for The Wheelchair Chronicles. I’m so nervous about this because it just me talking about my life, but I’ll talk about that as I get closer to my session date.

Today I wanted to talk about my week-long experience working on the film Deadly Embrace. We started shooting last Sunday (August 5th) and I was nervous as hell when I first arrived on set because I didn’t know what to expect or how everything was going to work out. Now we two production meetings before we started with the director of the film Alaric Rocha and he explained about what was gonna take place but I was still nervous about the first day.

My nervousness disappeared quickly as we were working on the set and I got a chance to get to know the cast and crew. The people who I met the first day were great and we worked very well together because we were working on one common goal and that was to make this film really great. I

was also nervous because I was 2nd Assistant director and my responsibilities were to create the call sheets for the cast and crew, to call the actors, making sure people were on set, etc. but as the week went along I got comfortable with my responsibilities and now I know what goes into being an assistant director

The cast that assembled for this film were just amazing, real people. I gotta give a shout to Don Markus, Elisa Dei, Madrid St. Angelo, Dagoberto Soto, Jay Disney, Katie Lanigan, Grace McPhillips, my dude Johnny Colon and the rest of the cast. It was a pleasure working with you all.

I gotta thank Director Alaric and 1st Assistant Director Priya Yavagal for giving the responsibilities of 2nd Assistant Director. Thank you for entrusting me with that responsibility and giving help when I needed it. Alaric, I hope you film is big successful because I saw first hand the work it takes to make a film and the work that you put into it and Deadly Embrace deserves the success it gets.

Also I gotta give a big shout out to the crew. The camera crew, the grips & electric crew , hair/makeup, wardrobe, D.I.T., sound, art, the production assistants, producer, and everyone else I forgot to mention you guys put serious work and it was an honor to work and be apart of this crew.

Finally, I want to thank my new friends. I gotta say this, all my friends on the set you all are awesome. You treated me like a real person and I thank you for that. I had an amazing time with you all and I will never forget you. Thank you for making this a wonderful experience for me.

Justin

 

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Author: jcooper82

Hey everybody welcome to Justin's Wheelchair Chronicles. This is a blog that's dedicated to my documentary The Wheelchair Chronicles. I'm 36 years old and I'm a proud graduate of DePaul University. Currently I'm of member of Access Living's Young Professionals Council. This film is a journey into my life and the struggles, the obstacles that I go through in my wheelchair. I'm doing this film not only to show people who I am but I want to have fun filming my crazy adventures in the city of Chicago.

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