As the year wraps up, I wanted to appropriately say thanks to the truly fantastic cast and crew that carried the production of a special film I've worked on since 2015. Bizone started as an idea in Mario Rizzo's class and after the Moving Picture Institute and FEE fostered it, I was able to produce it as my Senior advanced film at NYU. To Laszlo Santha, Sean Malone, and Lana Link, I am so grateful for the support!
To start, this shoot would not have been possible without the production design of Anastasia Sänger and Justine Yeh, with the help of Nicole Marie McClellanfor costume and brick-painting help. With production right after Thanksgiving, I know it was a challenge to get the period film pulled together, but you guys carried it through and it looks simply outstanding. And to complete the look, Chelsea Nowak and team handled the makeup of so many people in our cramped apartment, I still have no idea how it could have been done. To the whole team, thank you so very much.
Together with the eye of Yuki Soga, I couldn't have asked for more. You knocked it out of the park, and clearly, the proof is in the pudding, as they say. Thank you, truly, for the work you do.
Of course, no shoot could ever come together without the constant push from the AD and Rishabh Patel, you were one of the bests I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The rest of the producing team David Scherker and James Coleman, your problem-solving was stupendous and kinda makes me feel bad for having so many holes in the road for you. You saw what needed to be done and you did it, and for that I must thank you for it all.
Our brilliant cast, who have been with us since September, stands out as one of the things I am most grateful for this year, with all the scheduling, the early call times, the emails, health complications, and whatnot -- and through it, came a great piece of work. Ethan Coskay and family, Ben Rademacher, Dolly Lewis, and Rob Pope, you guys are truly wonderful people and for that I am filled with gratitude. A huge thank you to my best mate and casting director Sean Daley, you did a hell of a job.
And to the rest of the cast and crew, for all the work you put into it, for the cold, early Sunday morning, some of you were even sticking it out through a cold and putting up with some food and water shortages, and just everything I put you through, you know I owe you both any favor, and of course my thanks and praise. Some of you didn't even have any experience in film and just let me rope you into something. That is truly incredible.
I know I didn't get to tag you all, but know that I'm thinking about you all. Have a warm, happy rest of the year and I hope to see you in the new one.