With the second movie, "Gunn Play," I wanted to raise the bar by
setting both artistic and logistical challenges for myself as a filmmaker. "Gunn Play" was shot over three weekends and was produced on a budget of $1500. The piece is a quirky, satirical homage to 1930's gangster films. One of the key props I needed to find was a vintage car and I happened to luck into a green 1929 Model A Ford. I had done some research online and a broker wanted $800 a day for the rental of an old automobile! I quickly considered cutting the car out of my script, until I got lucky. I'd had a flood in my basement (not the lucky part) so I rented a wet/dry vac. The owner of the store had a picture on his wall with him standing next to a Model A. I asked him, "Do you ever rent out your car?" "Sure" was his reply. For $50 the car was mine for the day. On this piece I also had my first experience with make-up effects. One scene called for a blood shot, when Kendall (portrayed by Brian van Kay) is shot in the head. Also of note, I made it out of my mother's house with a total of three main locations.
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