Fresh off the heels of their successful second day of shooting, THE FILM PUNKS looked to make short work of their final day of shooting GOOD FRIENDS, but faced challenging weather conditions.
In THE FILM PUNKS Everyone has a job to do. No one is allowed to stand around and merely observe. On June 24th a Sunday evening at 5pm, members of the local filmmaking club THE FILM PUNKS, packed their gear inside water resistant bags intending to shoot the final scene of the short film they had been working on for Tampa Film Network, GOOD FRIENDS. But among all the usual challenges of filming guerrilla style in Tampa, the team was confronted with very challenging weather conditions.
With their primary and backup locations ruined due to rain, and thunderstorms popping up in mere minutes, the group needed to quickly improvise an exterior location that was protected from the potentially dangerous weather. The only other option was cancelling the shoot, but the group has not done that in years.
With the end of the day came a beautiful but short-lived glow. The special kind of natural lighting that many filmmakers call "Golden Hour". Though beautiful, for The Film Punks it signals a r
One point of optimism is the sheer ruthlessness with which TJ pursues the end of a project.