We are excited to announce the launch of our film's official website. This will be our hub for all information about the film, cast and crew, and updates from the set. Please check it out and let us know what you think. Also please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see featured on it.
Speaking of the latest, our fearless leader and writer/director, Diane Bell, along with three of our producers Matt Medlin, Bonnie Cao, and Alexa Ammon, cinematographer TJ Hellmuth, and production designer Julia Van Vliet just returned from two days location scouting in the desert of Yucca Valley. Following a production meeting walking through the shooting schedule and shot list, the crew took a stroll in 97 degree heat through the desert behind Champagne Ranch in search of the perfect location for one of the film's biggest -- and most symbolic -- scenes. But stomping through the desert -- with both Bonnie and Alexa desperately underdressed for the desert clime -- any thought of the heat or the sun quickly slipped away. The seemingly endless expanse of sky, desert, and shrubs -- some still charred from the 2006 Sawtooth Fire -- stretched in every direction, lending a unique blend of calm mixed with electric energy from the crew. Spoiler alert: we found the perfect location for the scene and so many others!
We've included a few photos above from our days (and nights) to help you get a better idea of the landscape that so inspired us, and that we hope to bring to life in Of Dust and Bones.
In the meantime, please join us as we tweet, status update, and "insta" our way through the upcoming weeks of pre-production, production, post-, and distribution of what's shaping up to be a truly beautiful film and experience for the entire #OfDust family. We'd love to meet you, and hope you and yours have a joyous 4th of July weekend!
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