Week 2 of production on "A Country Called Home" started in Bastrop, just 20 minutes outside of Smithville, at Catfish Paw Paws Diner. That Monday was also Day 1 of production for the great June Squibb who, we are proud to announce, is playing the main character's grandmother in the film. After wrapping at Catfish Paw Paws, production moved to the local Dairy Queen in Smithville where Imogen Poots filmed a scene with 6 year old William May who was absolutely adorable and a pleasure to work with, as was Tatiana Panovich who played William's mom in the scene.
Our 3rd location during week 2 of production was the Smithville hospital which was kind enough to open its doors to us and allowed production to film in a vacant wing of the hospital for almost 2 full days. For some of the cast & crew that meant having some fun with the prop wheelchair in between takes :)
We also filmed at the local Chevron gas station just outside of town where we were able to enjoy the beautiful Texas sky at sundown as well as a swarm of beetles, curious to find out what the people with the big bright film lights were up to. We won't lie, beetles during their mating season, not so much fun but we got through it in the end!!
On Thursday we filmed at our 4th location of the week, the local funeral home. Filming at the funeral home was one of our biggest and probably most fun shooting days yet. Not only were all of the key cast members present, but one of the scenes also involved some great stunts.
Our final day of week 2 took us to the airport in College Station where thanks to the warm welcome and hospitality of the airport staff, we were able to put a long but productive end to the second week of filming.