First Day of Location Shooting!
Lisa here… In 30 minutes we'll be driving up to where James' sister was last seen, all those years ago. It promises to be an emotional day for James, and for me too.
As great as the interview footage is, what we shoot over the next couple of days will really transform The Absence of Closure from a "talking head" documentary into something truly cinematic. I'm so grateful to all my patient Kickstarter backers!
First we will visit the person who posted the video that cemented James' commitment to my film - and which changed my film itself. That's right, we're meeting "DarkNet666," who's actually much more legit than I first believed. Both James and myself have been texting with him over the past week. He is giving me permission to use his video in my film, but I'm also hoping he will sit for an on-camera interview, though that's not certain yet. He lives very close to where we're shooting, and his knowledge of the local history would add a lot to this film.
After that... we head into the forest.
NOTE: Because of the notoriety surrounding James' sister and her disappearance, James has asked me not to disclose the location of our shoot, so we aren't besieged by pranksters or looky-loos. I agree that this would upset the integrity of our film - and a superstitious part of me wants to get out of there fast and go home! So it's off the grid we go.
I'll post more tonight from camp, provided my Internet reception is good. Until then, wish us luck on our first location day!