The Tribe

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Big One

And here it goes… The last production meeting before leaving the US.

The main subjects are “scheduling” and “how the bleep do we get all that stuff down there…” Due to limited availability of film equipment in Costa Rica, everything missing has to be shipped in big cargo containers.

The most famous films that have been shot there are “1492 – Conquest of Paradise”, parts of the upcoming Mel Gibson movie “Apocalypto” and a secret tip “The Blue Butterfly” (

Joel Sadilek, our Co-Producer and man of the hour (also called the Tribe’s central nervous system), has to organize the shipping, the booking of the hotels, plane tickets to Costa Rica, … besides all his other duties as a producer. Lots of work and not much sleep. Rob Spence, our UPM for Los Angeles helps him and will coordinate everything in the US once Joel leaves for CR.

Also the two production designers William Budge and Nicole Lobart are getting everything ready for Costa Rica. Their biggest duty for now is to coordinate the construction of the cave that will be built on a sound stage in California. At the same time principal photography will start abroad. They also have to coordinate what kind of props are available locally and what they have to fly down.


  • Very exciting. Can't wait to get there and see those crazy creatures jumping around in the jungle... I'm speaking of course about Jorg and Mo.

    By Anonymous Barney Burman, at 8:38 AM  

  • We are wishing we were there....
    ohhhh to be in Costa Rica, where
    the weather is warm and the people
    are warmer still!! Good luck
    to all of you, we know it is
    going to be an amazing film!
    Take care of Mr. Mo...all our love
    Carolyn & Jean-Luc De Fanti

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 AM  

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