While the movie is in one take, we're also shooting a teaser to play over the final credits. This is the last thing we're shooting. And because of all the water pumps, we only have one chance to get it right.
I love directing on the fly. I know what I want in my head, but try to express it in such a way that actors and crew members can add their own spin to it. Chuck and the actors always contribute great ideas, so we talk it through a few times until we're all on the same page. It's fun and it's how I like to work. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
I'm not going to explain what this shot is, because it's a surprise. But suffice it to say, it was pretty complex, and required a lot of ingenuity from our producer and resident mad scientist, Peter Marr (the guy in the black wife-beater on the roof).
Success! Randy Wayne is soaked from head to toe. He is a trooper.
We had one chance and it worked. I am absolutely thrilled. There are so many millions of miracles that happened to make this shoot work against all odds. I am thankful for all of them.