I pride myself on being quite organized in advance of filming, reserving a special place in my brain for logistical details. For the Derby & Groma shoot in Montreal, everything was coming together without a hitch. I had managed to book one of the city’s only authentic 1920’s theatres as a location and had cast the perfect D&G stand-ins; Faye & Bryant Lopez, a dancing duo partially from Buenos Aires who already had their own traditional Argentinian dance costumes! There was however one thing I didn’t see coming: HURRICANE SANDY. Ruining much more than my plans, Sandy touched down in New York preventing our director of photography, Lee Towndrow, from travelling to Montreal. My dream team bucked up and rescheduled for a few weeks later. We may have lost our original shooting location but, in the wake of a natural disaster, things could have been much worse.
Behind-the-scenes images by Jules de Niverville and final frames by Lee Towndrow. More amazing stills by Lee here.