Saturday, January 10, 2009

What about nudity?

The film is set in a nudist resort, right? So does that mean, everybody gets naked ???

I guess the question was inevitable, and I didn't try to avoid the issue. The truth is as a naturist myself, I forget that most people are not in the know. Go skinny dipping for an hour or two, and you forget you don't have a bathing suit on. It happens.

This film revolves around teenagers in a nudist environment. And teenagers, as a sweeping generalization, participate fully clothed. The reasons are varied, but most people think it's because they are self-conscious. There are other theories, which I may or may not go into.

After all, we're making a movie here, not starting a philosophy chatroom. The film addresses the subject, and it should stay in the film, not here in the production news. That doesn't mean there won't be any nudity at all. There are adult characters and a plot point which even a non-nudist won't be disappointed by.

So expect to see photos being uploaded, but these actors do not appear nude. The ones who do, will not be posted here . . . at least not yet, and not uncensored. I think there are rules about that here on Blogger.

More of this soon.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Principal Photography Begins

January 4, 2009

Production began by LAX and in Burbank. Most of the Special Effects shots have been done, though there are pickups to do. On this day, for a half day shoot taking place in "Tad's Living Room," the principal cast united for the first time.

Michael Soulema is attached to play the lead role of Micky Littleton, the boy with a "gift."

Rounding out the cast is Cerina DaGraca, Kara Michelle Hyatt, Michael Lehr and Melanie Faith. Photos will be uploaded soon.

Production plans to first film all the scenes in locations seen only once. Indie films tend to double up on locations, but this shouldn't be done if we want the illusion of Willow Valley having been a four star resort on a bit of a decline.

At this time, there are plans to do behind the scenes interviews for a documentary following Naked in the 21st Century. This will run concurrently with this production.

Look for more photos soon,

T.L. Young
The Screening Room