Well the first week of the BILLY TRIGGER shoot has come and gone and here are my quick thoughts as to how it went down.

DAY1 was pretty shitty for me to be honest. First, I missed pick-up in the morning. For anybody that knows me well, I am never late for meetings and I am most definitely never late for a fucking first day of shooting. But I didn’t hear the doorbell or the knocks on my door while in the shower, which led to pick-up booking out and me wondering where the hell pick-up was after I came out! I finally got to the studio an hour and a half later, apologized profusely to cast and crew, got in my Gym clothes and rehearsed my fight sequence with class-act Matthew Bennett who plays gay hitman Bruno in the film. All went well after that.
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Billy Trigger started with a bang since we had to reshuffle our schedule several times to accommodate various scheduling problems with our main talents. It ended up defeating my main goal: Not shooting exteriors in November, a sorrowful and cold experience I had the displeasure of experiencing on several other shoots before. We failed totally on that count and we started shooting smack in the beginning of a cold snap. Of course, most of the exteriors fell on those days. We also had to shoot with our first “star”, Matthew Bennet who plays Aaron Doval in the cult series Battlestar Galactica, as well as tons of other interesting roles all over American and Canadian TV… You never know how things will go with name talents.

Sometimes they are great, sometimes not so much. Well, we lucked out. Mr. Bennett was an absolute gentlemen, who went above and beyond the call of duty. First day was rough as somehow Billy Trigger himself went MIA in his shower, not hearing our calls and door knocks through his blaring alarm and shower noises… Since we were on a tight schedule, we had to leave him behind (not knowing he was there and wondering where the writer/star could be and why the hell would he miss his first shoot day). We brought Mr. Bennett to the studio where he did a costume fitting and started rehearsing the intricate star choreography for the next day while Fallon, now out of his thunderdome shower, was trying to figure out why production did not pick him up…
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