On the movie set of “Two Suspects”

Feb 27, 2012   //   by nadine   //   PHOTO EXPERIENCES, PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG  //  5 Comments

This week’s photo blog I want to take you on the set of the TorchMan Film’s movie set of “Two Suspects.” It was almost a year ago when I received an email from my friend at TorchMan informing me that they would be shooting a movie in February in my area and was wondering if I would be interested in helping out. Never before have I shot still for a movie, so of course I jumped at the chance.

“Two Suspects” is a psychological horror movie, set in the 1990’s. The story is focused around Heather and Ryan who meet up at a party and the story unfolds from there. I was given a copy of the script so I could get a feel of what the movie was about and the direction the photos should go in. The plot moves along in a suspenseful way that kept me on the edge of the chair, waiting to see what was next to unfold. Reading the script made me even more excited about shooting the promo shots and stills; I couldn’t wait to see how they were going to film the scenes and what the set would look like.

What I realized during the shoot – I underestimated my love of horror films. I’m the one who usually has her head buried in a pillow, my jacket or in the shoulder of the person next to me when there is something piercing the skin on screen. I have my eyes closed tight and my fingers in my ears, trying to prevent myself from hearing that oh so lovely sound of things going into the skin. I thought with the fake blood sitting in a bucket on set and not having to hear the special sound effects, I would be more than fine during those scenes. And for the most part, I was able to just stay focus and get the photographs that I needed. However, there is one scene I could not get out of my head. I don’t want to give too much away about the film, but lets just say there was a pretty violent death scene where the actor and actress nailed it on the first take. We all knew what was involved in the scene and the director went over with us all on how the scene was choreographed. What I didn’t expect was when the director said “Action!,”  just how realistic it was going to looked. The scene happened so fast, and as soon as the director said cut, I looked around the room and everyone on the set had that shocked look on their face of horror. The director even jumped in between to make sure that no one got hurt during the take. If those cameras captured even half of what we all experienced on set, it will be one crazy scary movie!!!

I had a lot of fun watching the transformation of the actors/actress as they got into hair/make-up and costume, and then being able to take their portraits. Being on set to document the filming and to do some behind the scenes work was also really an amazing experience and it was a delight to work with director Geoff Orlowski of TorchMan Films. He runs a tight ship; every detail was organized and held to the insane schedule of shooting the entire movie in just one week. It was long hours on the set, yet the energy brought to the project made everyone pumped and kept things running smoothly. They had a really excellent crew; I couldn’t of asked for a better first experience on a movie set. Thanks TorchMan!!

Here are a few photos that TorchMan Films allowed me to share. Check out www.torchmanfilms.com for the latest details on the film as they unfold. More photos to come as the details are officially released on the “Two Suspects” page.




Looking forward to the Premiere!




UPDATE:  Movie is available on AMAZON.

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  • Awesome Na! As usual, you’re journalism and photographic skills are spot on! It was great to have you there – you were my support system and vital to getting things done! \m/

  • Awesome article….Its great to read from someone else’s experience!

  • Thanks again for the blog post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  • Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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