My garden and house = 2500 square meters
A random field a few minutes from my house
At 10 am, Anais arrived. A bit later, Melanie and Oceane. Then Albane. We rehearsed a bit, then ate because Oceane hadn’t eaten breakfast. Rehearsed some more. Then my sister told me she didn’t want to play her role anymore. Which meant rewriting the ENTIRE script.
It was hot. Sticky. Sweaty. Irritating.
Anais had to leave at 3.15 for something. Came back at 6.30. By then we’d rewriting the script with Anais in the main role instead of camerawoman. Started shooting a scene in a field. Guess what?
The field was a FIELD OF STINGING BLOODY NETTLE! We still shot the scene. Then reshot it in another field because our new camerawoman wasn’t satisfied. Never mind the fact that I’m the director… Anyway… We then shot another thing, twice because Melanie fell at some point… (Don’t worry, you’ll all get to see the bloopers once the movie’s out.)
By then it was… 7.30-ish? We still had to shoot scenes 1, 2, 3 and 9A before dinner. After dinner, and after the sunset, we had scenes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9B, 10, 11 and 12. Hard work? Yes.
The real problems started with rewriting the script. Then with scene 9A. Guess how many takes? Go on, guess.
Yup, 10 takes.
And I’m not satisfied with the 10th one, but it’ll have to do…
Filming in the dark, outside, wasn’t easy, and required a lot of flashlights. We had a few injuries, stinging nettle and the like, and many problems, like scene 9A. For scene 12, we needed me to have powdery-white skin and wild hair (also powdery). That was HELL.
I’ll also post a picture of me looking miserable because I’ve been waiting for 10 minutes with ketchup on my hands to film scene… 10?
Other problem: my mom wanted to go to bed and we needed to use her bathroom for scene 10. So we had to hurry. And it was nearing 1 a.m. We finished filming at 2 a.m. After that we still had to clean up, blow matresses up, make beds. All with aching feet. I had no idea feet could hurt that much.