The sense of dread I’d been feeling about last night proved unfounded. The only problem was that I’d got up at 7am yesterday to give me enough time to finish sorting everything out, and by the time we got to location in the evening I was knackered. As a result, things moved quite slowly at first, although we did get some absolutely gorgeous shots of the heroes emerging from the mist looking hard. The actors kept singing Little Green Bag. As the night wore on, I was forced to speed things up despite struggling to keep my eyes open. I haven’t watched the rushes yet – I just hope they’re okay.
I think it was after 4am when we wrapped. It took us an hour to derig the location, then another hour for Colin, Fergus and me to push the generator a mile up the road to Technical Rubber Products, where it was staying the night to be picked up by the hire company in the morning. (No-one had a tow bar on their car.) Someone spotted us and called the police, reporting three dodgy blokes pushing a generator down the street in the dead of night, On the way back we were stopped by two officers of the law who took down all our details. This is Fergus’ second brush with the police on this film, having been confronted back in October whilst loading my computer into his car at 1am.
I finally got to bed at 7am, exactly 24 hours after I’d got up. I had completely forgotten how physically demanding the shoot was. I still ache all over. It is beyond my comprehension how we survived this for six weeks last year.