ARCHITECTS OF CRIME – Behind the Scenes

//ARCHITECTS OF CRIME – Behind the Scenes

ARCHITECTS OF CRIME – Behind the Scenes


DoP Shane Daly and his team get ready for the next take; Peter Lucas, Rhona Bennett, , , Shane Daly (L to R)


20 stories above the streets of Los Angeles a crime is about to take place… the rooftop video village; Co-writers/co-directors Chris & Will Derrick review the framing, while producers Hilliard Guess and Indra Bartona observe. DoP Shane Daly and his team finalize the camera set-up.


Ana Zimhart kicks the shit out of David DeSantos during a take. DoP Shane Daly captures the action.


Ana Zimhart reveals the blackmail footage as David DeSantos looks on as his fate is sealed.


Ana Zimhart precariously walks the balance beam.


Co-writer/co-director Will Derrick gives a last minute adjustment to Rhona Bennett and Peter Lucas


The Derrick Brothers and DoP Shane Daly work out the scene breakdowns and framing options.


A take in progress; Will & Chris Derrick watch Rhona Bennett and Peter Lucas on the monitor; DoP Shane Daly captures the take.


Co-writer/co-director Chris Derrick reviews the framing of Rhona Bennett’s close up. DoP Shane Daly lines up the shot.


Ana Zimhart prepares to flip off the water tower.


DoP Shane Daly, high up on the building, readies his camera team to capture Ana Zimhart (climbing down the ladder) scale wall — in the one and only take.

These are a few more of the behind the scene photos for ARCHITECTS OF CRIME. MovieMaker magazine was gracious enough to hi-lite our work on its Instagram feed.

Looking at these now, several months later, the project looks ambitious, but every film project one directs can be considered ambitious because of the number of people you have to persuade to be on your same page. This means no one is above the film; that’s why egos must, under no uncertain terms, be checked at the door. The greater (or shall I more fragile) the ego at the department head level or above, the more trying directing a film can be. Everyone’s name goes on the film, and why does that no satisfy one’s ego? Why does that fail to give one satisfaction, because if it did then the yelling, screaming, and sabotaging wouldn’t happen.

We are forever thankful and grateful to our collective team who helped make this happen.






By | 2017-10-30T11:13:00+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Film|0 Comments