I first met my friend Greg in Preschool when we were both 3 years old. In Second Grade, his family moved to Minnesota for his Dad's work. Later, they moved to Tennessee. Fortunately, they returned to Maine when we were both beginning our Sophomore year of high school. With Greg's return, he became very involved in the production of Slim, both in front of and behind the camera.
When his family moved back, they bought a large new home. His house was perfect to represent the interior of Varvara's mountain estate. The entryway is huge and made for a wonderful first impression of the scene. The stairs in the house had more than one landing and the railing over the second ending made a perilous shot during a fight scene.
We used the dining room for our characters' dinner conversation. One funny thing was that they had not yet finished painting the last wall of the dining room. So that made for a comic shot of all the paint buckets and an unfinished wall. My friend Angel loaned us a dress for Kalee to wear for the dinner scenes. This made for a dramatic transformation from the Nunzie outfit. We had two cameras (one on each character), but still used several takes in order to get coverage using different angles.
We also used the kitchen for when Slim needed to make a phone call. There was a large island in the center which made a convenient spot for characters to sit after the phone call. The scenes of Dr. Colossal on the other end of the phone were not yet filmed so I had to react to what the character would be saying according to the script.
Overall, Greg's house made a convenient location and we spent a full day completing a lot of scenes that made the final cut.