A special location is needed for the PCC Film and Video program spring class project, "Walter." The five-minute story, written by PCC film student, Melanie Duncan, is a heart warming tale about dealing with grief between a father and daughter that takes place while they are fishing in a small boat on a lake. The shoot dates are planned for Saturday, April 21 and Friday, April 27, 2007.
As the location for this project we are looking for a modest cabin or vacation home with a small dock on a lake. We will shoot the cabin both as an interior and an exterior.
We are also seeking the donation of two or three boats to use on the shooting days. We need a small fishing boat to be photographed in the film, a pontoon boat to mount the camera on (or some other very stable vessel) and an inflatable boat with an outboard or a small fishing boat to assist with anchors and other production logistics. Following standard practice in the film industry, liability and damage insurance coverage will be provided for the location and the boats that are used.
Here are the descriptions of the cabin and the picture boat from the script:
EXT. CABIN/LAKE DAWN
A small boat cuts across the morning mist. MILES, a 40 year old man skillfully smokes and docks the boat. A light turns on inside the cabin. Miles grabs his tackle box, looks up at the sky, and heads towards the cabin.
EXT. LAKE DOCK
Molly stands by the boat; her mother is tightening her life jacket and kisses her one the forehead. Miles approaches them, he hands her Danny’s fishing rod, they study each other for a moment. They climb into the boat. Miles unties the ropes and begins to paddle. Cathy waves and Miles lights a smoke then starts the engine. Cathy watches them until they are out of her vision.
Miles rows the boat near the shore. Miles lines his finger up with a tall pine on the shore and a house in the distance.
Miles opens the engine full throttle the boat soars across the lake
EXT. LAKE DOCK - LATER
Cathy has a camera, she arranges the Miles and Molly together for a photo with the fish.
INT. CABIN DAWN
The cabin is modest. CATHY, a mild woman in her mid-30’s, makes a pot of coffee. Miles enters, sits at the table and fusses with his tackle box. Cathy watches him.
INT. CABIN DANNY’S ROOM AFTERNOON
Miles opens the door and stands in the middle of a boy’s room. He picks up a photo on the dresser, his thumb traces the face of the boy in the photo, with urgency he puts the photo back, opens the closet and takes out a fishing pole.
If you have a location that might serve this story or a boat that we can use please contact Micahel Corbett, 336-694-5707 ext 271.