At approximately 5am Monday morning, we wrapped filming on Incognita. It was a
crazy run. We all came to the agreement that for my first film, we did a lot of things you
probably would not try: night shooting, complicated makeup, scenes in a cramped car
that we couldn’t even pull the head rests out of. In the forty eight hour span from six
am Saturday when I woke up to six am Monday morning when I went to bed, we shot
twenty hours and got about five hours sleep. But what got us through was my four lead
actors. The girls of “Incognita” were the energy that drove me, turned my frustration
around at 3 in the morning, made me believe that the end result was going to be the
film I wanted to make.
I must also thank my crew. Bare bones by the end, we stuck together and got the
footage and sound we needed to get. They also made my actors look unrecognizable.
And it was proven by a cop, who thought these girls would be able to get away with
robbery or at least hard to track down. I was lucky to work with friends and I feel as
though I’ve asked for a lifetime of favors. But with wrap parties and goodbye hugs now
behind us, I begin the edit. And fundraising’s not over either. Soon, we’re throwing a
fundraiser bbq and auction, to be capped off with some preview footage. We’ll also be
starting a kickstarter campaign where we can show off a trailer, production video
diaries, completed posters and much much more. So get ready. Just because we’re
done with filming doesn’t mean we’re done. I think we’re just getting started.