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Got another project.
I was touched when one of my readers, Ladyulia, commented that she has been waiting for a new post from me this past week. The reason for my absence was, I’ve been working on a new short film - my friend’s thesis.
Contrary to my previous job description on Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio (The Trial of Andres Bonifacio), an indie film shot last May wherein I worked as a stylist; this time, I was requested to be a production manager.
A PM (production manager) entails the following assignments:
1) finding actors / talents
2) looking for shooting locations
3) selection and maintenance of equipment
4) working on the other material resources needed
5) coordinating with other departments (e.g. prod design, post prod, lighting design, etc.)
6) and MANY MORE
P.S. I'm not a newbie in film productions, I used to volunteer for indie films way back but I usually work on the production design team. This is my first time to oversee a production though (nervous much, hihi).
Going back, in a high-budget film, the PM is usually the boss with certain people directly under her, who do the said responsibilities in her behalf like the talent coordinator, location manager, etc. However, the nature of this production is otherwise. And so, I do the legwork on my own with help from my boyfriend and the filmmaker herself.
A production manager is involved in both the pre-production (planning) and production (control and supervision) stage. The bulk of my job involves dealing with lots of people. I literally had to gather all the public relation skills, plus the magical charm that I could squeeze out of myself in order to communicate well to people I don’t really know (soo not used to doing that). In doing so, I also have to have tons of patience and kapal ng mukha (guts).
For this week, my main concern was booking talents for the planned August 28 – 29, and September 5 shooting dates. The film only needs two lead characters (an old father and his late 30s – early 40s daughter), one supporting 30s - 40s female talent and a load of extras. Because my friend wants ONLY THE BEST for her project, she intends to hire experienced actors in Philippine showbiz (wow big time, haha).
I’m not allowed to give too many details yet but to tell you honestly, I’ve been having a hard time getting actors! I thought it would be a piece of cake since I only needed three persons. To my distress, NO, it’s not! We’ve attempted to offer the film to six elderly male actors first before we've gotten our "YES" And after contacting around five veteran actresses, till now to no avail. Frustrating right? *Deep sigh*
Meanwhile, what we are sure of are the shooting locations of the film. Yey at least! I’m still following up on one though. Also, I’m waiting for my director to approve which of the four equipment rental companies are we going to choose for the project. I sent her price quotations of lights, rigs, manpower, etc. per company in one file. We just need to consult with the cinematographer and then she’ll decide.
Goooosh. Still have plenty of tasks/errands/work to do!
Thanks to almost 90 followers! I know I said a long time ago that I'll be having my giveaway but I've been so conscious on what to give. So I'm still working on it until now. A few more and I'll be hitting my 100-followers mark. Gosh. I can't believe it (after more or less four months, turning five of blogging). Didn't really expect people to actually follow or read my little space in the blogosphere just because there are soo many awesome bloggers out there. It means so much to me (my heart melting right now), haha. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!