Locked Out In Australia!
Awesome news! We are back in Australia for two weeks only to reshoot a couple of scenes that we wanted to redo. Usually budget wouldn’t allow us to do it, but a contact we met whilst over in Oz covered our flights. Booyah!
We had been out all night filming a particular night scene and we didn’t get home till 5 am in the morning. I was about to die.
We managed to find this great place on Airbnb at a ridiculously low price and it pretty much fit our small cast and crew (we rotated on who slept on the couch).
I was definitely looking forward to crawling into bed. Except Tom, who was the man in charge of the house keys, left them inside. You had one job, Tom!
We ended up calling up someone to let us into the house and sat on the front doorstep waiting for the locksmith to arrive.
When the dude arrived I swear he did a double take. There we were, 8 of us and half of us in full costume and makeup, sitting out the front of the house. It’s times like this I wish we were doing a zombie flick. I was tempted to set up the gear and do a reality tv (a la Punk’d) shoot.
This locksmith had skills. We whipped out his lock picks and in less that 30 seconds we were inside. He made Magyver look like a boy scout.
I would have loved to pick his brain (see what I did there) on how he learnt to be a ninja at opening locks, but by then it was 6 am and the sun was breaching the horizon. I felt like hissing at it. I hadn’t slept in 24 hours.