This production is rocking and rolling. This past week we shot everything from outcast tattoos, punching Dad in the face, clandestine druggings and getaway shaggin’ wagons. The future’s a damn good place to be illicit and complicit.
Life In The Haphead Lair
Our most ambitious shoot was at The Monkey Vault. The owner Dan, along with one of our producers Anthony, lined up a kaleidoscope of talented performers with a variety of physical skills. Parkour. Break dancing. Capoeira. Acrobatics. Skateboarding. We even had an authentic blacksmith on board!
Add in some punk glam costumes, inventive light set-ups, hazy smoke machine and the marvellous effort of all cast and crew and you get a Haphead lair that really came to life.
Just casually flipping out.
It’s like Friday Night Fight Club
Director of Photography, Tony shoots a smoke-filled room.
Just hanging around
Pretty much the coolest blacksmith ever.
Elysia brandishes her new weapon
You know Turner, the Ninja Rabbit in Overgrowth? I’m his brother, Doug.
Performers, cast, crew at The Monkey Vault
Your 7-day shooting forecast: Sunny with a chance of trains.
This week we’ll be in Toronto, Vaughan and Uxbridge where our fearless heroine Maxine will be fighting, stealing and riding the rails to economic exploitation. Now that sounds like a party!
We’re less than two days away from going into production. The plan is to shoot for 10 days over the course of two weeks. Which means the whole cast and crew will get at least a couple of days off each week.
Lights. Camera. Action!
It all starts bright and early (but not crazy early!) on Monday, August 18. It’s a nice indoor one –which is a great way to ease into the production madness. Actors, Mandy and Jeff, will channel their ruthless, inner insurance agents as the characters Katherine and Dan. Elysia and David will strut their stuff as the close knit Maxine and Dad.
This week, rehearsals took centre stage. Lines were learned. Emotions were emoted. And Elysia “Fists of Fury” White honed her ass-kicking moves the old-timey way.
Elysia can teach Beyonce a thing or two about being fierce!
At Pervasive Insurance, logos watch you!
In addition to creating the wardrobe and planning the set deck, Art Director Marc Ngui, also been tweaking the Pervasive Insurance logo. Now with the addition of the camera, this whole logo is officially 42.5% creepier.
We’re super excited about our first day. Can’t wait to get rolling!
We’re looking for some volunteer background actors. Don’t worry, you don’t need any acting experience. Just show up and be your awesome self. You’ll get to be part of the Haphead web series, experience all the on-set action and we’ll be super excited to have you on board. Plus, we’ll provide a yummy meal. Here are the details:
What we’re looking for
Haphead-ites meet United Colours of Benetton.
- All ages from 0 – 99. Seriously toddlers, kids, teens, adults – absolutely everyone is welcome.
- All ethnicities. Let’s make the sci-fi future is culturally diverse!
Dates and times
- Friday, August 22, 2014
- This shoot is perfect for night owls, insomniacs and rebellious curfew-breakers.
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
- Sunday, August 31, 2014
- Monday, September 1, 2014
- These are daytime shoots. Ideal for sunshine lovers and daylight doters.
Interested? Want to find out more? Email Anthony today at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been awhile since we’ve posted and we humbly apologize for this belated blog. But there’s a really great reason for our tardiness.
Our project was selected for funding!
As soon as we heard that the Independent Production Fund had chosen to fund Haphead, we leaped into pre-production mode in a big time way. Good thing too, because there’s a ton to do. Revising the script. Reworking budgets. Finalizing casting. Finding locations. Take a look at a few pre-pro highlights.
Table read with the main cast
Transportation sucks in the future
Cool, streetlight chaos at Westin Road and Dennis Ave, in Toronto
Maxine jacks in with this original haptic cable created by Marc Ngui
In the future, eggs are a thing of the past.
We’re incredibly excited to be able to make Haphead happen. And we’re grateful to everyone who helped. Thanks to:
- Our talented cast and crew, who made our trailer so captivating and cohesive.
- The people who offered advice and ideas for our IPF application package.
- And everyone who took the time to watch the trailer!
We <heart> all of you.