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 Post subject: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:49 am 
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Hi,
I am a new movie producer, working on my first project. For my third project, a war movie, I plan to shoot in the summer of 2020. I will need a collection of planes, airworthy, as there are aerial sequences in both WWI and WW2. Since these planes are scattered coast to coast, the trick will be getting them together in one place (Texas) at one time. I need advice at pulling them off. The list:

Neuport biplane
PBY Catalina (need 2, one with war paint, the other-not)
P-40 (need 2, plus 7 on static display)

Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:56 am 
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Thats a lot of birds. Hope you have a decent sized budget.

Neuport
I'm sure some home builder in Texas has one.

P-40
Texas Flying Legends x2
Commerative Air Force x1
Lewis Air Legends x1

P-40 Static
Maybe the replica P-40s out in California?

PBY
Possibly Connie Edwards? Don't think there are any flying PBYs in Texas right now except for his.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Thank you very much for your help. Yes, at this time my primary budget is 50 million. I also need a B-17, but there's one just down the road where I live. This is going to be a giant project and authenticity willl be important. I'd likebto employ several experts to make sure I get planes, locations, and other details correct (hair styles will be monitored).


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 Post subject: Re: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:46 pm 
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No prob. If I may ask, whats the period that you're trying to recreate with the WWII planes? To me it sounds like a Pearl Harbor scene. (B-17, P-40, PBY).

When you get rolling I'd be more than happy to come on as a historical consultant / logistics. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Well done detective, yes, you picked the right place, right time. I'm planning to right the wrong that was Pearl Harbor, but it's a fresh new story, fresh angle, with 21st century tie ins. As I stated, authenticity is so important. I'm going to make two mistakes, on purpose, and that will tick off the purists.One is that the protagonist will fly a P-40 instead of a wildcat, but the reason why is that, in my opinion, a P-40 is a much sexier plane. The other mistake is that a certain uniform will be worn in aa fantasy sequence, but the viewers will know it's a fantasy sequence. Other than that, close attention will be paid to haircuts, costumes, paperwork, music, vehicles, and of course-planes. By the way, would love to have you on board as a consultant. I want to get the airfield right.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:08 pm 
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If you need some period correct ground crews check these guys out. http://www.arizonagroundcrew.org

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 Post subject: Re: Movie Shoot Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Thanks cco. Someone pm'ed me about them. Absolutely intend to talk to them.


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