One of the things that makes our movie look so authentic is the costumes. We had a wonderful costumer for Walt Before Mickey and we had the right location. The other thing that we had was the use of period picture cars. Now, of course, we could have used 10-12 in this picture. I’ll let you figure out how many cars that we actually had.
What I will let you in on, is the BTS story of the picture above. In this scene, Walt lets Edna know that everything is going to be okay with Roy and not to worry about him. Notice the car behind him with the driver who is looking on interested in what is happening. Well, that driver is none other than… no, it’s not some famous baseball player or politician or celebrity performing a cameo role… no, it is, in fact, the actual owner of the car. That car was delivered to set not more than an hour before we started shooting. We had a devil of a time getting picture cars for this shoot. So, we let him be in the film. We put a period coat and hat on him and the rest was his own wardrobe since we didn’t have time to actually fit him for clothes before hand. Luckily, the man (I can’t remember his name) looks the part and no one will ever question it. Khoa and I did everything we could to keep the film looking authentic.
These types of things happen all of the time in independent films especially when you under financial constraints as well as time AND when the driver won’t let anyone else drive his car.
More to come, and to pre-order a DVD copy of the film, visit the official Walt Before Mickey site.