John Sayles' AMIGO and A Moment in the Sun out at last.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

We have our Cantonese actors!

To all of you who have been so helpful in our search for CHOP CHOP and MOON, thank you. We are happy to announce we have cast Cheng Sai Ho as CHOP CHOP and Ka Chun Tsoi as MOON. They will come to us from Hong Kong through casting director Zoe Thompson. That chain starts with our co-producer Mario Ontal calling Film Editor Jean Tsien who introduced us to Director Nick Chin who introduced Line Producer Chiu Wah (Lust, Caution) which led to Zoe and finally, to these good Cantonese actors.

To those of you who have made so many introductions, thank you. To those of you who took the time to audition, thank you very much. Maybe next time.

Warm regards, from the global village,
Maggie Renzi

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 12 - The Director and his DP

John Sayles

Lee Meily
Director of Photography

Sunday, February 7, 2010

War Anniversary

Joel Torre as Rafael

By coincidence, we started shooting on the 111th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Philippine-American War

Chris Cooper as Col. Hardacre

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This Is Not My Beautiful House

Those who've seen it marvel at the Baryo 'church' that sprang up in Toril in a matter of weeks. They don't realize, or may have forgotten, that it was built around a house that was already at the site.

The house is still there inside the church, minus the kitchen. Many thanks to the house owner, Mr. Diego 'Boboy' Paderog for letting us build our church. The other villagers have taken to calling him 'Father Boy'. They figure he'll make bishop by the end of the shoot.

A surprise in Antequera

Some of us got up early and went to the basket market which is held every Sunday morning in Antequera, north of Maribojoc.
We had a surprise when we stopped to buy fruit. Look past the overlit apples and you'll see Jessica Zafra's piece about John Sayles, with a picture of the director in his fleece vest. No vest necessary on THIS movie.

Jemi gets a haircut