"We made sure that the attention to our characters and their relationships with each other, and the way they solve the insurmountable, made you forget that you were watching a genre film. We also want the audience to continually be asking, 'How do we solve the next step?' Nothing is worse to me than being able to predict a movie. It pulls you of the narrative and severs the emotional bond. We tried to be one step ahead of the audience at each point."
What were the biggest challenges? "Location, location, location. But seriously, when dealing with filming anything under the constraints of a budget, especially a micro budget, you are forced to take a very creative approach to the way you structure your filming. You want to give yourself and your actors the freedom the play, without looking at a clock. One thing that this movie has taught me is there are no easy days, and if you think you're going to need 7 hours, you're really going to need at least 9, and you will always, without fail never get the amount of coverage you think you need."
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