"Skeleton Crew: Behind the Scenes of Battleground" looks at how the cast and crew dealt with the challenges presented shooting a feature film on a low budget. It also looks at how some of the special effects were produced, including guns, explosions, stabbing, fake boobs, decapitation and more!
"Battleground" is an indy Canadian Action/Horror feature film shot during the summer of 2010 around Toronto, Canada. The film is available on Netflix and on Blu-Ray/DVD from Amazon.
It was a particularly challenging shoot. The production had to deal with missing equipment, no power on location and even the near death of a key actor in a car accident! As a result, all pre-production scheduling went out the window and had to be made up as we went along.
The film was shot on a RED ONE MX with a set of awesome Lomo Anamorphic Lenses. There was a minimal crew who all pulled together to make the film happen; hence the name of this Behind The Scenes doc (also the original title of the film was "Skeleton Lake").
This is my first attempt at producing a Behind The Scenes featurette. It was shot on a Sony Z5 with minimal gear.
SPOILER ALERT: There are some spoilers in this Behind The Scenes.
Hopefully some people find it interesting. If you have any feedback, please let me know in the comments below.
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?