Tag Archives: Mel S

Images: Behind the Scenes – Julie & Mel

Setting up for the unpacking part of the arrival scene involved the cast grabbing their personal gear (bedrolls, luggage, etc.) and loading up vehicles so they could unload on camera.

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Beyond

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Inquiry

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From PA to Producer and Extra to Actor

A few other members of the cast and crew have shared their stories about how they came to be involved with Chartarum, and I’ve been urged by a couple of cast members to tell a bit of my experience. This … Continue reading

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Hanging Out II

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Julie & Sheldon

Julie came to a day of shooting in Belleville, MI to help out with rehearsals for a scene that she wasn’t acting in. Sheldon Goldfarb, anchor for Think Twice News, kept her company while the actors ran through their lines.

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Cast & Crew Interview: Mel Shaw

What’s your name? Melissa  Shaw. A lot of people call me Mel. Tell us a bit about what you’ve done so far on the Chartarum project. I’m a producer and I’m playing the part of Sam. Beyond that, whatever needs … Continue reading

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How Julie Spent Her Labor Day as a Movie Star

In case you didn’t know, I spent my Labor Day (2009) weekend and all the following week making a low-budget, independent monster movie called Chartarum up north near Cadillac. Really. Given that this isn’t the normal vacation I take, I … Continue reading

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Wardrobe – Scene 1

Technically, I have the credit for costuming, but for most of the scenes – as is the case with many indie films, I imagine – we gave general guidelines to the cast of Chartarum and asked them to come up … Continue reading

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Our Sponsors

A quick look at some of our sponsors: In case you missed it, I (Mel) am a knitter. And I wanted knitting in the movie. I was beyond thrilled when the folks at HiyaHiya North America loved the idea of … Continue reading

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