Tim and Sheryn are big fans of LOST.
And like many fans of the show, they got together with friends every week for six seasons and were a part of a worldwide phenomenon. When they mentioned this to me in our first meeting about their wedding, they saw my eyes light up. It's no secret that I am a huge LOST fan. It was my obsession for 6 years and still is my inspiration for creativity on many levels. So without hesitation, I said to them "We need to do this! For your wedding video, we need to do LOST!"
But I wanted the video to still reflect their real life love story. They had told me they had met early in college but did not start dating until they met again 8 years later. Instantly, I knew this was perfect to throw into the LOST machine of storytelling. It was the theme of the show. FATE, DESTINY... LOVE. What if your soulmate, the one person you were destined to be with... what if you never met? Would fate step in and ultimately bring you back together? The philosophy shared on the show was that WHATEVER HAPPENED, HAPPENED... and somehow history would course correct itself.
When pitching this idea to Tim & Sheryn, I knew we couldn't do the entire show (a show about a group of survivors whose flight crashed on a mysterious island). Instead, we would focus on one of the many stories of LOST, one that reflected what the show was all about. The story of Desmond and Penny, and his uncanny (and uncontrollable) ability to travel through time was epic enough to be the basis of their concept film combined with their wedding Same Day Edit.
And so here is LOST, a love story unbound by space and time.
Starring Tim & Sheryn Lacsamana with their friends & family.
RATED TV-14 for some language.
Watch the audience reaction here: vimeo.com/41224441
Red 5 Studios production crew:
Loyd Calomay - Writer/Primary Shooter/Director/Editor
Kyle Longstreth - Sound and camera
Deyo Forteza - Assistant Director and camera
Katie Uno - Production Assistant
Canon 5D Mk2, 60D and T3i
Canon L Series lenses: 70-200 2.8, 50 1.2, 24-70 2.8, 24-105 2.8, 100 Macro 2.8, 16-35 2.8
Manfrotto tripods and monopods
Kessler Crane KC Lite jib
Edited in Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere 5.5 (Same Day Edit). Colored using FCP 3-Way Color Corrector and Magic Bullet Looks.
Principal shooting was over one weekend with two other days for smaller scenes. The first day was shot at UC Irvine (standing in for Cal Poly Pomona) and were all the scenes set "in the past". Tim got a haircut and shave before shooting the next day at his home. The second day of shooting takes place "in the present", the day of the wedding. The groomsmen wore their suits to match footage that would be added from the real wedding day.
Perfect casting or coincidence? The character of "Daniel" Faraday from LOST is played by Daniel Tes, "Charlie" is played by Carlo Aragon, and Locke is played by Richard Suela, who just like Locke, has some cool knives.
Tim and Sheryn were married on 4.27.12, the same day as the director's 16th anniversary. 4 and 16 are two of the LOST "numbers". The film is also exactly 16 minutes long.
LOST "easter eggs" are found throughout the film. Some of them include Hurley's lottery ticket with the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 and 42, DHARMA branded beer, and the book "A Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
There are references to the film Back To The Future, including the lines "That's heavy" and "You're back... from the future." Like Doc Brown to Marty McFly, Daniel guides Tim through his time-travelling dilemma.
The director makes several cameos. The voice saying "Previously on LOST", as Dr. Marvin Candle in the quick flashback of the Swan Station Orientation film, and the hand with the words NOT SHERYN'S BOAT.
The wedding day was at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County, California. It has a very "LOST island" feel to it as it has cages with animals (like the zoology science stations on the show), lush greenery, trees and streams, and even a Labrador Retriever that wanders the grounds like the show's Vincent.
The LOST episodes that the script was based upon were "Live Together, Die Alone", "Flashes Before Your Eyes", "The Constant", and "Happily Ever After".
The music score is by the amazing Michael Giacchino, most of which is the last track from the series finale called "Moving On". The song "Let's Get Married" is by Jagged Edge which was a popular song in the year 2000, the year Tim travels back to in the film.