Director Darren Rapier, discusses Gillian Kearney’s entrance from the wings
Finally our shoot day arrives. This shot is a complicated track around the tank, while Leo focus pulls. You can just see actors Gillian Kearney and David Michaels in the camera monitor.
With the Houdini escape tank in place we have started trying out lighting plots with Dan Salter
Our very heavy Houdini tank is being unloaded, before being winched up into the bay doors of the theatre, to be set and lit for tomorrow.
Dan has been trying out various water effects today, all he needs is a tiny man to fit in this jar. The jar will not be appearing in the film and no jars will be harmed during the making of it.
Today the smaller props are being sourced. These are item’s for Max’s desk in his dressing room. But what else is going on in there? This is where our film starts and where a secret is discovered. Also today our costume supervisor has been to the National, to secure costumes for our two actresses.
Today we have been sorting costumes and props, which has involved a lot of time on the phone to companies and to each other.
This is the Houdini Tank we will be using on stage for ‘The Great Maxwell’, the Edwardian escape artist.