Saturday, December 22, 2007

Downside Filming in Third World


Critics, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

It was a tragedy. A film group asked for, and was given, permission to film in a high crime area. They were filming a crime scene. The crime scene involved pretend shooting.

The tragedy occurred when the right hand of bureaucracy failed to inform the left, and a tactical response group responded .. and began shooting actors. Two actors were killed.

The shooting stopped when the director called out to the police their mistake.
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It is tempting for production companies to shoot in the third world because it is cheaper and there are fewer pesky regulations. Actors don't cost as much.

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