Thursday, November 17, 2011

Knives and Shootings, New Hampshire Style

I covered a story for tomorrow's edition of the local paper. It's about a couple of film companies from New York shooting a movie, practically in my neighborhood. And it all started, well, strangely.

I first heard about it from a friend who showed up at my house and said, "What's going on down the road? They've got lights all over the place." And of course I thought he meant lights from emergency vehicles, and I looked out the window to see if I could see them now that the trees are bare and you can see further.

Well, it wasn't quite that close to my house and, thankfully, nobody had had a heart attack. We got in my friend's truck and took a look, and they were shooting a movie in a field with lights all over the place. It looked like a great setup for a baseball game.

Last Friday I got a chance to interview two of the producers, Dave Marken and Dan De Felippo, and the director of photography, Jon Miguel Delgado. It was my third visit to the charming little house they were using as a base of operations, and I must have made a good impression because on that third visit, nobody came at me with a knife. Actually, everyone was very friendly, but when I showed up the first time, unexpected, I interrupted a young lady who was cooking,

and she came to the door with a paring knife (and an onion, I think, or maybe it was an apple). She suggested I come back the next day, and that's when I met Dave Marken, and of course he was cooking and holding a knife. The place smelled great, too.

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out. I expect to see a lot of well-fed actors.