Roger, a securities analyst who also plays third violin for St. Paul's Episcopal Orchestra, is trapped in a stairwell just below the roof of Two World Trade before it collapses. Having heard that the door to the roof is their escape route, two co-workers, Tom and Val, pass Roger in the stairwell and learn from him that the roof exit is locked. These three strangers thrown together by circumstance, must find a way home before time runs out.
• "Music For People Who Can't Go Home" was shot on location at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, on August 11th and 12th 2008.
• There was a crew of 10 people including the cast, with everyone pitching in to get the project completed.
• The film was shot in HD with a Sony HDF900 video camera.
• The cast had a week of rehearsal prior to the shoot, including musical rehearsal to learn the music they needed to sing in the film.
• The Film was adapted from a play by Harvey Huddleston, which received stage readings in New York City in 2005 by the Red Earth Theatre Ensemble.
• Many of the principles involved have been friends and colleagues for 25 years, meeting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School in the early 1980's and also as members of The Red Earth Ensemble Theater.
• Best Moment:
Sunrise on day two - when we realized we were going to finish....
3 hours earlier at 4AM on the second night of shooting when the camera when down. The DP and Producer had to race back into Manhattan to get another camera, just as the Lower East Side bars let out. Producer, Richard Lichte never realized his expert driving skills and ability to dodge yellow cabs and drunken college kids would come in so handy....