Now that I’m (almost) done editing “Did You Kiss Anyone?” I’m planning a cast/crew screening. I made a list of everyone who helped make the movie in one way or another. Not just the cinematographer and actor type help, but people who let us use their house for a set. Owners of bars and cafes who let us film during off hours. A guy who grilled food for the extras while we used his friend’s house to stage a bizarre (and hilarious to film) orgy scene. Bloggers who visited the set, wrote about it, and then became extras. Even my dad, who went to a slaughterhouse to get an actual pig’s head for reasons I won’t go into here.
So far, the number of people who helped make the movie is over 100. Over one hundred! (I’m not even including people who shared a link to a casting call or trailer on Facebook or Twitter.) Those 100 people are people who took time out of their lives or opened their doors for someone that in most cases they didn’t even know. I doubt I’d met more than 20% of them prior to this movie.
I probably wouldn’t have started making DYKA if I knew it would take 100 people (not to mention over a year for just the production phase alone). And it’s staggering and humbling to think 100 people gave me the benefit of the doubt and said “yes” to whatever favor I was asking them. I’m excited to soon show them the movie we made. And even more excited to eventually share the movie we made with the world.
Since a lot of people were involved in getting locations or populating those locations up with people, I decided to make a map of all the Portland area locations we used, featuring images from the movie. (I’d recommend opening it in a new window).
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