Doc, Twin Peaks filming locations, 2 hosts, 1 TP fan, 1 not. And the look on someone's face when they watch TP for the first time.
Doc, Twin Peaks filming locations, 2 hosts, 1 TP fan, 1 not. And the look on someone's face when they watch TP for the first time. Read more
Even though the campaign did not achieve its goal, Logging Town is alive and well at www.loggingtown.com. The project is moving forward with a smaller budget and a revised treatment. Please visit us there to follow the project and more. A very Peaksy thanks to all who pledged! We love you!
- What does it look like when someone watches Twin Peaks for the first time?
- What does the North Bend & Snoqualmie area look like from a Twin Peaks fan's perspective?
- What does the North Bend & Snoqualmie area look like from a non-Twin Peaks fan's perspective?
We came up with the idea of Logging Town in August, 2014. It started as a personal trip I was going to take to the Northwest with a friend. As a Twin Peaks fan, I wanted to visit all the filming sites. TP fans have done such a wonderful job collecting all sorts of information over the years that almost everything is out there. I contacted a friend to see if they would go with me but not being a TP fan, they wanted to know what the area was like, where we would be staying and so on. Other than the highlighted tourist spots like Snoqualmie Falls, there was little out there which put those TP filming locations into their wider context. That trip never happened but it started me on Logging Town: a different kind of guide out there for the North Bend & Snoqualmie area which would suit a TP and a non-TP fan both. In addition, I started wondering what my friend would think of Twin Peaks if they watched it while on the trip.
Instead of going that route, my filmmaking side completely took over. Forget my leisurely trip, I would rather go there and work on this. Forget my friend, they have no experience in filmmaking. Enter two professional actors and hosts, an experienced crew and almost $5000 of my own money to create this project. More was needed, however, to deliver a quality product and that's where a Kickstarter campaign came in.
Since last August we have assembled a professional crew, largely working for free, which was not an easy thing to do. Handling logistics and permissions were another nightmare. Everything is in place now as long as the funding comes through and that is where we need you!
As fans of Twin Peaks, we want you to be a part of this project as well. Whereas other projects hold off on donors being in the film for higher donation amounts, we have every donor being in the film one way or another from the lowest $8 donation amount.
As fans ourselves, we want to get this made and if you do too, please support us by donating and sharing the project around. Unless it reaches its full funding goal, we don't even get a bitten-off poker chip.
Thank you! You are both wonderful and strange!
The Concept in Detail:
Okay, so we all know that the vast majority of season 1 and 2 (C’mooon season 3!) of Twin Peaks was filmed on sets but the Lynchlicious pilot (yes, that is word) and Fire Walk With Me were filmed on location. Those beautiful scenes and scenery have been captured before on extras and online photos from hardworking Twin Peaks fans but not like this before. What we’re going to do is throw in two special hosts for this two hour piece which is a documentary, a travel guide for Twin peaks fans and an entertaining show at the same time.
Our first host, let’s call him David for now, is a massive Twin Peaks fan who will show you all the filming locations in and around the North Bend area; big ones like White Tail Falls, The Roadhouse, The Double R Diner and the hard-to-find, out-of-the-way ones where most Twin Peaks fans never go. Our second host, let’s call her Shelly for now, is someone who has never seen Twin Peaks and this is where the fun comes in. While David shows you the Twin Peaks filming locations along with providing you details on how to get there, Shelly is going to show you a non-Twin Peaks view of the area; best places to stay, eat at, visit and so on. This way you can have a complete guide for any visit you plan on your Twin Peaks themed trip… or see it from the comfort of your couch in one place with a larger context than has yet been seen.
But that is not everything. While we are sure that David will be geeking out by seeing all his favourite Twin Peaks locations, we are not going to leave Shelly out of the fun. Every night, Shelly is required to watch Twin Peaks, alone, with a camera set up to record her facial reactions. Shelly has good naturedly accepted the challenge but we know her energetic demeanor will be tested with some interesting results. The effects of watching Twin peaks for the first time have been lost on most fans and Shelly’s perspective will not only be refreshing but give us insights and realizations about the show we may never have had.
Oh and if the negotiations for season 3 are still not resolved by July when we are filming there, we have a publicity event in mind for the Snoqualmie area which will garner a lot of attention for #SaveTwinPeaks.
We are making this film because we haven’t seen one done like this before. We want to do it with your support! Who are ‘we?’ I am, Kait Reno, the producer and Ernest is the director on this. I am the one writing because I’m better at it. He is better behind the camera. In addition, we have our talented hosts from the Seattle area and along with a small crew. All together, there are decades of filming experience between us.
Most of us are doing this for free since we love Twin Peaks. Your donations, along with money we have put in ourselves, will go towards necessary evils like legal paperwork, logistics, fees, insurance etc. Some of that money will be coming back to you depending on the reward you choose. You can be in the film! You can be in the credits! You can also pre-order the deluxe Blu-ray package because that is where this project will end. It will not be another film that is only viewable online but a final, physical product available for sale which you can hold in your hands and proudly say that you made it happen. And if you do that, we will be so humbled.
If this project gets fully funded (because we don’t even receive a bitten-off poker chip unless it reaches its funding goal), you should be able to have Logging Town in your hands by the time the Twin Peaks Beauty Contest comes around… or Christmas. Let’s go with Christmas.
With your support, you can donate and share online, this is going to be a great and worthy addition to our Twin Peaks related collections!
We are happy to give back to the community: http://kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
Having committed $5000 of our own money to this project, if this project is fully funded, the only risks and challenges left will be the ones beyond our control like weather conditions, unexpected emergencies which may make a crew member drop out and so on. We have already prepared for such eventualities by scheduling extra filming days and having backup crew members ready to jump in.
In addition, as independent filmmakers, we have years of experience in improvising if something goes wrong. Usually, it not only gets the project finished but adds to it in creative ways.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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