We started filming “Did You Kiss Anyone?” in October 2009, the same day we won this for The Waiting List. I was hoping to be done by Christmas. Instead, it’s been 13 months of scheduling, re-scheduling, asking for favors, trying to get locations to let us film there during off-hours, re-scheduling, re-writing, editing, wrangling extras on Twitter, buying props and food, re-scheduling… I hope this doesn’t sound like complaining, because I’ve loved all of it, even if it made me a little exhausted at times. But we finished!
I’m amazed at the number of people in Portland willing to help a total stranger make a movie. I’m lucky to have had so many people volunteer their talent, time, equipment, bar, hotel, home, taxi, the list goes on… You can only make a no-budget movie that has lots of actors and lots of locations if you have friends–even if you don’t have those friends yet. I’m happy to have made a lot of friends this past year.