I love my crew. I’m so proud of them. Day Four – which we just wrapped – was huge. It was long and ambitious. We jumped back and forth between two locations, chasing the sun in one, and shooting complicated horror scenes day-for-night in the other. On Halloween. In a house that we’re told is actually haunted.
And they pulled it off. They were brilliant. Today was the day they gelled perfectly as a team and achieved things that might have stopped another crew. It was a day of long dialogue scenes involving four characters, intensely emotional scenes, and horror effects created in camera. Everyone did their job flawlessly, and everyone pitched in to go the extra mile – like our grip stuffing himself into tiny spaces to create a creepy variety of ghostly FX.
We shot nearly seven pages, none of them simple. Film people will know how monumental that is, but for the uninitiated, let me just say it's like painting a five-bedroom, four-storey house, including woodwork, all by yourself, in a single day, without going outside the lines even once. We haven't gone outside the lines - the footage we are getting is gorgeous.
It takes an amazing group of people to pull that off. They need to be talented, clever and able to think on the fly. But most of all, they have to be able to work as a team. And that’s what we’ve got. Team Wasting. They rock. I love them. Let’s go to Disneyland.
I'm the writer-director and more or less the mother of this film.