The way I see it

so we are  now into week 2 here in Brazil.   today we are shooting in the rural area of Colonia about 1 1/2 hours outside Rio.  It is also where the mental institution is located although compared to some of our crew everyone acts pretty normal.  The set is situated in the jungle which is filled with mosquitoes and ticks among other things.  Factor in the extreme heat and humidity, the occasional downpour, 300 hundred crew members, hundred extras, 4 cameras, cranes, huge lighting set ups, a language barrier and the merging of two completely different ways of working (US vs Brazil) you could have a recipe for disaster.  Bu we don’t, thanks to Sly and his total command of the set along with the total professionalism of the cast.  No whiners on this film thank God.  Today is pretty cool – barney Ross (SLY) and Lee Christmas (JASON) ambush some of Garza’s (DAVID ZAYES) henchmen and all hell breaks loose.  I am really impressed with Giselle Itie – she is perfect for the role of Sandra. Then there’s the p’razzi who are literally hanging out of the tress in the mountains trying to get a shot.  One guy told me he can shoot wherever he likes cause he is a photographic lawyer.  I told him I was a ballerina…that’s it for now.  stay tuned

10 Responses to “The way I see it”


    Sounds like it is not the best conditions to make a movie but it is better than Burma I am sure.

  2. Tabitha Says:

    I want to be a photographic lawyer when I grow up.

  3. maouts Says:

    hahahha ballerina i like that one

  4. Reaver Says:

    Behold the power of a Ballarena.

  5. Ian Says:

    Really enjoying the updates ethelmae, thanks.

  6. ksshadowfax99 Says:

    lol @ ballerina…hysterical!

  7. sandy zahler Says:

    A photographic lawyer should know that he is out of his jurisdiction in the middle of a jungle in Brazil.

    Feed him to the wildlife. No they probably wouldn’t bite him, professional courtesy and all. LOL

    It’s an old lawyer joke, sorry.

  8. Alex Says:

    haha sounds awesome

  9. Jean Says:

    I’m not sure, but I’d like to make just a small correction: the “colônia” you mention is Colônia Juliano Moreira, the name of a mental institution. It’s located in the neighbourhood of Jacarepaguá, which still is in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

    Now you’re asking, how come a city like Rio de Janeiro has what seems to be a jungle in the middle of it? Well, it does…

  10. Ana Costa Says:

    It’s great to read about the production of Sly’s new movie.
    Brazilian sites post a few photos but don’t have any info.
    Much less inside info 😉

    Thanks for sharing, it’s been fun!

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