Filming Georgia... in Florida
If you've been keeping up with my Twitter or Instagram, you may be thinking to yourself, "Self, what is all this talk about #GeorgiaTheShort, and all of these beautiful people and ghetto camera contraptions?" Well I'd like to clear up any confusion.
A few months ago while I was in Texas for work, I was hanging out with my friend Jordan Busekrus, and I mentioned wanting to shoot a short film at some point in my life, but that I just couldn't find anyone who'd actually work on one with me. He immediately expressed the same feeling! He said that he'd worked on scripts, even done a semester at an acting school, had a passion for it, and wanted to work on a short film as well!
We then decided that at some point on my travels, I'd need to visit him so that we could shoot a short together. Plans came together and the dates and place were set. Orlando, Florida at the end of September. He and his band, Anchourage, just made the move to Florida to get a house together and pursue music. It has been SUCH a treat getting to know his band mates and their new friends here in the Winter Garden area. It has been one of the sweetest blessing of my entire journey, being around such solid believers full of such love and joy.
With all of that said, we've spent the last week shooting a short film titled "Georgia" and it's been an incredible experience. This is my first short I've ever filmed and I'm so excited. We've had SO much help from friends here, locals, local businesses and Jordan and Seth have been SLAVING away as they are both working full-time in addition to shooting this short film this week. Insane schedules and zero budget. I'm really anxious to see how it turns out and excited on what we've shot so far. Today is the last day of shooting and then it's on to the crazy post-work.