Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Night Scenes

Kurt in his dominion

The hazards of adult beverages
Sophia sets the record straight

Jay and Lacey doing a sighting search

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Roswell FM Wraps in the "Wee Hours"

Stephen Griffin
The independent comedy film script "Roswell FM" was written more than four years ago. The on again off again financing for the project was finally secured just over seven months ago. The casting was completed just seven weeks ago, and the on-location shooting of the film was completed in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday August 21, 2011. Most members of the deeply talented and experienced Roswell FM cast have already caught planes flying out of the remote town of Roswell in the southeastern section New Mexico. Most are headed back to the west coast. Post production work on the film will begin almost immediately and also under the direct supervision of director Stephen Griffin (310 House Productions). In an interview just before the final filming session Griffin reported that he and Dave Brewer (Director of Photography) will remain in Roswell for a couple of additional days to shoot some footage for the project before also heading home. Griffin will go to the Dallas area and Dave Brewer will head back to Los Angeles.
Dave Brewer
When asked about his initial recollections of the highlights of the four-week shoot, Griffin was all smiles. Explaining that even the best written comedy requires an intuitive sense of timing and non-verbal skill sets, he was completely thrilled very early on at the incredible grasp of all the humor contained in the script by each and every cast member. He then immediately credited the wisdom and vast experience of veteran casting director Cathy Henderson-Martin for helping his production company land so many top-notch comedic artists for the film. Griffin also gave high marks to New York-based set director Bobby Marinelli and his team and previously mentioned D.P. Dave Brewer, not just for their creativity, but also for their steadfast efforts.
Don Stark, Brendan Fehr, Mirelly Taylor, Jason London
Griffin was also especially pleased with the thoroughness of producers Alan Trever and Carl Lucas. "These gentlemen along with the terrific teams they assembled, worked tirelessly to provide the directing team with all of the tools we needed to deliver remarkable production values," Griffin said. At first Griffin was hesitant to name anyone for fear of forgetting anyone, explaining how critical it is to characterize filmmaking as a "team sport" instead of the efforts of a collection of individuals. In the days and weeks ahead we will have more interviews from the film director of Roswell FM as well as discussions and footage of many of the other key players on the team.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Station Shots

Howard - Don't open that jar!

Is that Larry?

Jay in the studio

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Introducing "Uncle Larry"

Howard (Don Stark) and Uncle Larry (himself in the jar)
Howard gives Jay a look at Uncle Larry

Howard and Jarvis in the "search"

Station Shots

KLEN staff photo

Lacey preparing for her radio show

Director Stephen Griffin with crew setting up a shot

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shooting at K L E N

The Entrance to KLEN
Some of Howard's "Artifacts"

Preparing to shoot in Howard's office

Setting up the lobby

Saturday, August 13, 2011

More Stills

Lacey is Stuck
Jarvis Observing

Jay Nails a Free Throw

Catch Robin !

Friday, August 12, 2011

At the Hospital

Jarvis and Howard Look On

Jay with Kurt

Jay and Lacey with Kurt

Jarvis with the box

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Introducing Howard and Jarvis

Jarvis (Hugh Elliot)

Howard (Don Stark)

Howard and Jarvis the Dynamic Duo

Waiting for Lacy and Jay

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kevin Farley as "Ralph"

Jay meets Ralph

Ralph enters the shop

The essence of Ralph

Ralph samples the ice cream

Ralph points to his favorite person

Radio Station Shots Begin Today

The Directors
Such is the way of a feature film production. Roswell FM has passed the half way mark with today being day # 13 of the shoot. And finally, the cast and crew have arrived on site at the radio station to shoot those scenes of the film. The film is titled Roswell FM, because the main characters all work at a radio station. Ironically, the radio station scenes are the only ones in the film that will not actually be shot on location in Roswell.
On a location scouting trip earlier this summer Director Stephen Griffin (above left) absolutely fell in love with the facilities of a broadcasting operation in nearby Artesia, New Mexico. And as luck would have it, our good friend Gene Dow of Pecos Valley Broadcasting (and his hospitable team) have rolled out the red carpet for our cast and crew. Suddenly the Roswell FM team literally has their run of their vintage location. When we checked in on Gene this morning to see if he was surviving all of the mayhem he replied cheerfully via email, “We’re not getting a lot of work done. They have taken over the entire building. Fun to watch!”
Actually Bobby Marinelli and his crew have already spent many hours at the facilities in Artesia over the last couple of weeks preparing for the shooting of the radio station scenes. And since some of the best scenes in the entire script occur at the station, everyone is looking forward to the unfolding of this phase oft he project over the next few days.
So far the actors, actresses, directors, producers, and crew have been weathering more than a few days of triple digit heat outside. Though the heat wave in New Mexico has been nothing like what has been experienced in Texas the last six weeks, many of the west coasters are getting a steady dose of high temperatures. In fact, today looks to be perhaps one of the hottest days of the project. The good news is the vast majority of the time of the entire team will be spent indoors.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Film Shoot Shots

Jay struggling in a game of "Scrabble"


Jay Cleaning the Ice Cream Shop Counter

The "Little Princess"

Doug Making a Movie