Well, it’s been an interesting couple of weeks, sorry I haven’t been keeping up with posting on our webpage (but I do update our Facebook page regularly, so if you’re on Facebook give us a ‘like’!).
A couple of weeks ago (September 12-15) we started working with our newest cast member, Courtney Fitz for the first time and were being accompanied most of the week by filmmakers Andrea Maio and Ellyn Church who were creating a documentary on Falcyyr director Ahura Z. Diliiza. It was an interesting time to say the least! We got some good work done though and had a lot of fun.
On Friday we drove out to Dover, NH for an emergency visit to Leah, one of the horses in Falcyyr who was being prepped for her second bout of emergency surgery for a dangerous intestinal impaction (as Ahura Z is also a healer, Leah’s owner asked if he could come out and see if he could do anything for her. He did his thing and she is home now recovering nicely).
On Friday night we stayed up late completing costumes for Saturday’s early-morning shoot to the tune of an average cast/crew sleep time of 3 hours! But we got some great footage all while being filmed for a documentary at the same time. We were more than ready for our day off on Sunday.
Here’s some photos from that week (click each image to enlarge):
Here Ahura Z is standing with Tux, 4-month-old foal of one of the Gypsy Horses that will be ridden in Falcyyr. Hearts & Horses owner Stephanie Keene and newest Falcyyr actress Courtney Fitz stand by while Andrea Maio films some shots for her documentary on Ahura Z.
Falcyyr actresses Sinari Diliiza, Theis Orion and Courtney Fitz do a walkthrough of their scene together on Thursday.
Ahura Z with Leah at the hospital just before her second major surgery. Photo courtesy of Andrea Maio.
The Valkyrie women of Falcyyr pose with Courtney, our newest cast member who plays a young Y’buut goddess in the film. From left to right: Shelly Nun Chucks Finnegan, Theis Orion, Sinari Diliiza, Courtney Fitz, Jessica Risbara and Nadine McIntyre.
Actress Courtney Fitz playing with her costume in between takes during filming for Falcyyr on Saturday.
Director Ahura Z. Diliiza films a closeup of actress Courtney Fitz for a scene in Falcyyr while the Valkyrie stand behind.
Actress Courtney Fitz and the Valkyrie women of Falcyyr during filming on Saturday.
Actress Courtney Fitz with some of the Valkyrie women of Falcyyr during filming today. Theis Orion, Sinari Diliiza, Jessica Risbara and Nadine McIntyre.
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