SIDE DISHES: The Cast and Crew dish about their experiences on the set of Chasing Taste.
Any memorable moments for you during the filming?
I have to say, I have a lot of "memorable" experiences for various reasons. I'm going to go with the first one that pops in my mind, behind the whole Long Island weekend -- le pettite orbitte.
Being the owner of one of the only production vehicles on set, my Ford Explorer certainly experienced a wide array of operational uses, most of which involved creatively stuffing an obnoxious amount of equipment, food, and people into its frame. As if navigating the cramped city streets of New York wasn't hard enough, the overflow of script revisions and sound equipment blocking all available mirrors made for some rather interesting drives. One particular day of production was set aside specifically to accommodate the travel of the largest prop on set - Le Pettite Orbitte. The sheer weight and girth of this piece of artwork inspired many strategically planned, contortionistic approaches to successful transportation. After descending a narrow elevator shaft, the orb was hoisted into my SUV, engulfing the majority of trunk space. One by one, cast and crew members, sporting their heaviest winter attire, folded their way into the vehicle. Props and catering were then positioned within the remaining pockets of available space, leaving practically rationed-out air for breathing. Despite the crisp, pre-dawn hours and the uncomfortable proximity to a sleep deprived production team, every single person packed into that vehicle found a reason to smile and keep a good vibe going. Not to mention, we prevented the accidental demise of Le Pettite Orbitte, so that's a plus. Now I drive a Mini Cooper.
Sweet . Well, I can wait to see both the film and your car.