This film was a lot of fun to make. There were just three of us in the crew, so we could move around pretty fast. We rented a couple of cars from Avis, a big white car we called “Grandma” and a blazer we named
“Billybob.” We were on location for about two and a half weeks, and we shot everything on Super16 to get a cozy feeling, just like the place.
Besides almost losing the camera in the marsh (it’s hard to film in hip boots), and the fact that it was the dead of winter, we really had a great time. The people we filmed really made it easy. The girls were wonderful-they even let Felix into the locker room. The guys at the general store were hilarious. We’d stop there to chat whenever we could. We got invited to lunch twice (crab cakes both times), and in
the middle of a particularly long shoot day, Cindy Paul handed us a hot cake right out of her oven.
You always hear people say ‘you have to know people’ to get a film made. After getting to know the people in Dorchester County, we couldn’t agree more.
“It’s almost as if Christopher Guest is hovering appreciatively somewhere in the background.”