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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From John Fallon: And I am done choosing Billy Trigger’s wardrobe. Found his lucky cross (ironically enough it look a lot like the Celtic cross I wear 24/7 but smaller) and traded up his regular leather gloves for Police Issue protective gloves. They’re tighter (hence giving me lots of room to pull the trigger (s), very resistant (we so need that) and when I punch a wall, it doesn’t hurt very much, so I see that as a good thing ;) So that’s that on that! Next up fight choreographies, gun range, more kick training and I hear learning my lines will help.