As of today we only have 1 week left of pre production before we start shooting!
Last week was another week full of location recces, the highlight of which was visiting quite a few of the tunnels that run beneath buildings int he Adelaide CBD. A lot of them had been converted to house utilities for the buildings above them, so weren’t exactly “Wasteland ready” but it was interesting to check them out all the same.
We eventually found a wasteland-esque one on some private property outside the city.
Later in the week we got a call from the forestry service, letting us know that the scrub burn-off areas we’ve been wanting to check out were safe to enter. It was very odd turning a corner in a national park and seeing a big black patch in the middle of it.
While this was all happening, the cast came in for costume fittings, and our brilliant panda head maker Matt put the final touches on the new Pandas. We’ve had to get new ones made as after multiple trips out to the Flinders Ranges, and a few bouts in a fight pit, Arcayus and Isaac were looking (and smelling) a bit worse for wear. It’s been great this year to have our head maker in Adelaide. Being able to tweak them on the fly means we can keep them as comfortable as possible for our actors. The longer they can stand wearing them on set, the longer we’ll be able to shoot for.
Not long to go now!