BEHIND THE SCENES

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Filming in "Afghanistan"
Filming in "Afghanistan"

In Wheatland, north of Sacramento, CA. With a wonderfully detailed, handmade prop metal detector made by Keith Richardson.

D.P. Ryan Black
D.P. Ryan Black

Director of Photography

"Wife" Mandy Moody
"Wife" Mandy Moody

Watching Mandy on the monitor while filming the Skype scene

"Marine" Chris Gouchoe
"Marine" Chris Gouchoe

Relaxing between takes at the hospital

Co-Producer & Consultant Buddies
Co-Producer & Consultant Buddies

Co-Producer (& frequent Watermark Films actor) Eric Wheeler & Consultant/Body-double Jesse Cottle

Veteran Josh Hotaling
Veteran Josh Hotaling

Veteran Josh Hotaling chats with Director Chris King while he gets ready to ride his awesome bike for us as a body-double.

Jesse Cottle's first pitch
Jesse Cottle's first pitch

Filming the green screen version before he pitched the REAL first pitch at a Sacramento River Cats game.

Consultant Kelly Cottle
Consultant Kelly Cottle

On-set consultant, wife of wounded veteran Jesse Cottle

2nd D.P. Jason Knight
2nd D.P. Jason Knight

2nd Director of Photography and Camera Operator

Filming "Christmas"
Filming "Christmas"

We pulled out the Christmas decorations ... in July.

Filming the "wife" at work
Filming the "wife" at work

We turned Chilton Middle School into a temporary 2nd grade classroom.

Grip & Soundman Josh Garner
Grip & Soundman Josh Garner

Key Grip and Soundman Josh Garner

Filming the "Marines"
Filming the "Marines"

On a film set, the umbrellas are for the cameras and equipment, not the people!

Cast & crew at the baseball shoot
Cast & crew at the baseball shoot

Filming the first pitch and watching a Sacramento Rivercats game - on Chris & Heather's 18th anniversary!

P.A. Leslie Goodman
P.A. Leslie Goodman

Production and Sound Assistant Leslie Goodman

A break from bowling
A break from bowling

Jesse & Kelly Cottle, body double/consultants, take a break while filming at the bowling alley.

"You're so amazing!"
"You're so amazing!"

Mandy is in awe of Ryan's cinematography.