Make a No Budget Movie: Chapter Twelve

Le Renard and Captain Noble square off during our second Friday on the rocks.

I was eager to get to the climactic battle scene. I’d chosen the location almost a year before, a rocky section of coast near Sambro, a strip of exposed granite covered in piles of massive boulders. I’d storyboarded, in primitive fashion, the entire sequence, shot for shot. It was complicated and full of action, and I’d planned to shoot it all in one day. But as had happened so often whenever I’d arranged a shooting day, not everyone could make it.  It was a Friday in early October, and Rob had to work. Everyone else, including Jim, Mike, Colin, Jonathan, and Cliff, was available.