Staff Writer: Angelina Burnett
Days six and seven were by far the most adventurous. Though much of the script was set in downtown LA’s skid row, it made more sense for us to shoot it south of LA at the harbor. In retrospect, I wish I’d changed the script so we could have fully utilized the amazing location right across an inlet from the Port of LA. We watched giant container ships pass by and Denny had the good sense to grab stock footage in between set ups of the giant cranes off loading their cargo. One major draw back of this location was the insane wind that blew non stop through out most of the day. You can get a sense of it here in this lil’ video clip I shot of Grace and Este rocking out on air guitar.
See, we have quite a lot of fun on set.
The art department did a fantastic job of turning the exterior of this old warehouse into a skid row.
Our executive producer, Jonathan Prince, is good friends with the founder of EDAR, aka Everyone Deserves a Roof, so he jumped at the chance to try to get a little visibility for the organization. You can learn more about them here and if you’re so inclined, you can donate one of these crazy efficient shopping cart tents to a homeless person. I don’t operate under the illusion that I’m changing the world by making TV but it’s always nice when we can use the platform to give exposure to a worthy cause.