Some of the Timewarp Films crew
recently assisted first-time independent director Jonathan Clark for a few
scenes in his upcoming feature, “Desperation.”
Clark, originally from the
Eastern Shore of Maryland and now working in Los Angeles, returned to
his home town of Centreville in August to shoot his first
feature-length movie. A fan of Don Dohler’s Cinemagic Magazine, Clark
contacted Dohler prior to filming and asked if he would
make a cameo appearance in “Desperation.”
Dohler agreed, and took along Timewarp partner Joe Ripple and actors
George Stover and Leanna Chamish.
Clark needed a real gun
firing a live blank for a critical scene in the movie, so Ripple -- a
police detective in real life -- provided the gun and blanks, and
supervised the gunshot scene for safety. The scene was shot in just two
Later in the day, Dohler,
Ripple, Stover and Chamish appeared as extras in a “picnic” scene which
is the final scene in the movie.
“We arrived at the first
location at 7 a.m. and watched Jon and his crew shoot scenes involving
some neat make-up effects,” Dohler said. “It wasn’t until about 3 p.m.
that we arrived at the park location for the picnic scene -- and that
took a lot longer to shoot than anticipated. It gave me a better
appreciation for movie extras who have to sit around all day waiting to
get on camera. Still, it was fun to watch Jon and his crew in action.”
Director Clark, who returned
to L.A. in late September, said the footage “looks fantastic.” He is
now in the post-production process for “Desperation,” and hopes to have
the movie completed early in 2005.
We will keep Timewarp fans informed
about “Desperation” as it progresses.