If you haven't already heard, we went to West Virginia to film some of Shadow of the Missing. Although we would have loved to go back and film in Llanelli Wales, we needed a US location for some quick pickup shots. West Virginia was very welcoming and hospitable to us. Our Unit Production Manager, (and much more) Doc Benson was able to arrange everything so things were very smooth from the minute my toes stepped out of the plane! The West Virginia Film Commission was amazing. Very efficient, fast and helpful at each turn....not to mention the 31% tax credit that WV offers! HELLO!
There was so much local support. We had great meals provided by local businesses. One of my favorite spots was Shemps which is in Cairo WV. WTAP TV in Parkersburg invited us to chat about Shadow of the Missing on Daybreak, the morning show. I was not particularly fond of the lighting and angle (let's just say I looked like a very tired,deformed alien!) but very appreciative they gave us time to talk about the film (Link attached below- no laughing!)
I am truly thankful for West Virginia's hospitality and it is amazing to me how this state can double for many parts of the UK.
SOTM will be festival ready at the beginning of the year and screened where it all started... At the Carmarthen Bay Film Frstival in May 2016.
Below are some photos from our shoot.