Today was the day that I, the producer/co-director, was to blame for everything. It was me who left the permits on the kitchen table before he left for the set. It was me who then didn’t give Patches the key to the van when he sped back home in a cab to get said permits. And it was me who smashed up the van (and a parked 4-Runner) and had to bribe an angry Russian man with an *obscene* amount of money to keep the cops out of it. But at the end of the day, we burned some amazing footage. We had some sound and sun issues — but that’s what post-production movie magic is for. We also had some amazing day players: Irma St. Paule, Pamelyn Chee and John Wu. These guys a real troopers and didn’t mind waiting around until I got my head out of my arse and got the production rolling. We still have the best crew in New York (especially now that Hillary is back) and I can’t wait to get shooting again on July 5. Okay. . .I can wait a little bit — a few days off would be nice.
Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.