Bishop Films a Movie – Behind the Scenes of By the Way Meet Vera Stark
We are but two weeks away from opening night of The Civic's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Within the play, the audience gets to see the final scene of the southern epic, The Belle of New Orleans, a Gone with the Wind style film that becomes a classic within the Vera Stark universe. Not only does it make cinema history, this movie-within-a-play is what catapults both my character, Gloria Mitchell, and her maid, Vera Stark, in to the limelight.
Filming a movie (no matter how short) is always chaotic. There's a lot of hurry-up-and-wait. But we had an absolute blast during this shoot, and we can't wait to see the final cut. I did my best with a hand-held Go Pro from the bed, and my Assistant Stage Manager, Dusti Morton shot on her trusty iPhone the side. Due to copyright, I couldn't include too much of the script, but you'll get the idea.
Big thanks to Henderson Castle for letting us film on their historic property.