Saturday, June 26, 2010

3 - Stones in the road

So today was our second day... I wasn't going to reveal the title so soon, but I might tell you Blog followers right away. The movie is called "The Light of Hope".

An ironic title, since I'm losing my hope in making this movie. I knew, months before we started, that this was going to be a challenge, but... not like this.
I'm very dissapointed today.

In the previous movies, we were a family and we had a blast each day we shot. Everyone was ready to shoot, laugh and have a great time. This time around, that spirit and feeling isn't there. They didn't want to be there, I could see it in their faces. A few years ago, I thought that I could make movies with my friends my whole life... The fact is, I can't.

Ricardo (you know, that kid that lives next to Flavio in the movie?) is not going to be in the 3rd. Not because he can't, not because I don't want to, he was supposed to be in the story... He refused to participate. Everything was arranged with him, I talked to him and he always said that he could make it. At the last minute "I don't want to be in the movie". He has grown up and I guess he feels too important to be in a movie like this.

Liliana (aka Sofia) is also holding me back and giving excuses. I need to shoot a scene with her and she isn't available. Cause: Boyfriend. He probably doesn't want her to be in the movie. Ok, Ricardo is out. I don't like it that much, but ok... He isn't a very important character anyway... but Sofia can't just dissapear.
What can I do? Nothing. I've talked to her... I'll just have to wait.

I feel I'm the only one that wants to do the movie and, they're making me lose determination. They always backed me up in the past and I'm sad that it doesn't happen anymore. Instead of backing me up, they're putting down my flame. It was only our first two days, the movie is going to take 30 days to shoot. I would love to see this movie done and finish the trilogy, but I can't do it without them.

If this continues like this... at this rate, I won't be able to make it.
All my efforts are about to be in vain. I just feel bad to disapoint so many fans that are waiting for this movie.

You are everything I've got now. Thanks for the ones that have supported me so far...
I'm doing my best.

Monday, June 21, 2010

2 - The journey begins...

Flávio's journey begins in the movie, and my journey for making the movie begins too x) So, I just returned from our first day of shooting and... damn, was it tiring.

It sure was a crazy stunt. 5 pages, 50 shots (we repeat each 2 to 3 times) in a place far away from our city, with a total of 10 people filling two cars and the truck filled with props.

It's hard to get large numbers of people to shoot. They have things to do, they just can't, they'll leave town for a few days... and a million excuses that you can never predict. What I really hate is when some people gives 100% sure they'll make it and at the last minute... they can't -.-

Anyway, I managed to get together all those friends to help me out and everything went fine :) I never had such a hard day of shooting.

We left our city at 12:40 and we arrived at 13.20. I was really surprised, everyone was ready at the time we agreed :O Which is really rare by the way... We started to shoot right when we got there... and we only finished at 18:30. I was tired as hell, and they did too, but we stood strong and we managed to do the impossible!! The actors had a break at 16:00, but I went to shoot other things. I never stopped.

It was hard for all of us. Bruno was with low self esteem and we wasn't making the lines right. Flávio was a little upset because he was tired and even said that he regreted makings this movie. That hurted me a little, but I know he didn't mean it.

A lot of people were watching us :O The actors were a little embarassed. I was too but I just pretended they weren't there. I was in the Live Action Universe, in the universe of my story. It was great to start making a movie again after a year. It was such an warm feeling to see coming to life what I've been imagining for months but couldn't do.

That pretty much describes our day. Our blog will serve to keep a production journal... I hope you guys like to read these sort of things.
I'll certainly enjoy reading these after a while.

That's everything for today. See you all soon ;)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Welcome to the Pokémon Live Action blog :)

We created this Blog so that you could follow the Production of the 3rd Pokémon movie.

We'll post photos, production videos, etc...

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Join our journey and help us keep going!!