Tianjin Scene Shot and on to the last day (THIS IS SANLITUN)

We’re in the final stages of editing, the first rough cut is done. We finally shot our “long awaited” Tianjin scene yesterday, a scene that takes the film briefly outside of Beijing to the city of Tianjin, we’ve been delaying that shoot for reasons of laziness, I guess. Today is our final day of pick up shoots, a couple of scenes that will be shot and inserted in to the movie starting with a sunrise scene at 6.30am. When today is over we’ll have all the material to make that rough cut start to shape up to a final cut.

Chris and Carlos on the train back to Beijing

Robert being a serious director



Although we’ve started the editing process we still had some “official” shooting to do, so the final scene was shot today and we celebrated by having a wrap party. Some street food at The Worker’s Stadium followed by free cocktails in a bar set up by our production manager Stacey and then some KTV fun (Karaoke) … oh and of course followed by The Final of The Euro’s 2012, sad to say that most of the crew supported Italy. It was a great Wrap and a great crew – Thanks to Jeremy (sound), Matthew (camera), Lemon (AD) for taking us out on a high note in the KTV by singing “My heart will go on” what else? 🙂
Suzanne is the winner of the Euro 2012 sweeps – and the rest of the crew owe her 20rmb each!

Gee / Crew Menu (last 4 weeks)

As a good low budget film the daily menu consisted of three standards
McDonald’s (When we felt a bit flash)

Dumplings (Most of the time)

Pizza (When we really decided to treat the crew)

Gee / Crew standings in Euro 2012

As we can see below, the Euro 2012 Gee Crew Sweeps are heating up:

With Carlos having a difficult choice tonight in siding with national pride (England) or winning the sweeps and getting 200rmb (Italy). 

Actor Christopher Loton

Actor Carlos Ottery

Director Robert Douglas & Accountant Jo Jo

Assistant Director Lemon

Line Producer Re Lim

Production Manager Suzanne

Sound Engineer Jeremy
Czech Republic

Cinematographer Matthew

10 Movie Stills from "GEE" (Working title)

Preliminary shooting is done and although there are a few pick up days ahead of us most of the shooting is in the can, so to speak. I’m currently syncing the sound files to the video files and have started a rough cut. We came up with a title the other day, based on the theme’s, location and well … weirdness of the movie so far.

how about Manhattan 2 : Beijing

How on earth we’ll convince the investors that this is a viable title, I don’t know 🙂

Gee / June 15th Pictures

Shooting Pictures & Stills
Lunch Break

David acting as Jonathan Taylor-Sharpe get’s the French sound treatment

Tired crew at the office

Jo Jo orders a van for The Great Wall outing

On the way to The Great Wall

Cool Headphones

Director and Leonardo discuss

Tai Chi in Tuanjiehu Park

Sound in the park

Still from Gee

Still from Gee

Gee / Some more CREW QUOTES!

That’s us, the crew.

More Quotes from The Crew!

“Don’t tell Robert about my dream”
Chris one of the main actors telling another main actor not to mention anything to the director.
“I dream’t about you last night, you were being a dick in Hollywood and Richard was your gimp”
Director telling Chris about his dream.
“I’m having a visual orgasm right now!”
Boris a friend and co-film maker get’s a sneak preview of some of the footage shot on the Nex 5n camera.
“It’s a good drink, I think I might just grab a bottle of this with me later”
Stacey’s most commonly used sentence (our production manager).
“If it’s raining and the sun is shining at the same time, what do you get?”
“A bimbo?”
Carlos asks our accountant a question, she obviously meant to say “a rainbow” but somehow the words came out wrong.
“I did not Smaghi, I did not wake, me busy, sorry”
Grisha our assistant cameraman.
“I did a lot of stuff when I was young”
Matthew our 20 year old cameraman.
“Hey, you always look angry on photos”
“It’s not angry! It’s sexy!”
Our accountant tells us how it is…