This production was an adventure from beginning to end.
I had more than 70 plus cast and crew members and we worked out of 10 main locations including the University of North Florida, and Clay Country Historic Jail. I was happy to notice that all locations showed us great support. I’m so honored that we received the Official Selection at the 2016 Amarcord Arthouse Television and Video Festival, Official Selection at the 2017 Philly TV Festival and Official Selection at the 2017 Audience Awards!
When this script was given to me by director/writer Tami-Lee. I told her, I would be there from beginning to the end. It was different, the main cast was predominantly female, it was action, and it was Jamaican. This was something you haven’t seen on the big screen.
On the set, people were everywhere! We had such a large cast, and scheduling everyone was a pain in the butt. Our locations were great, but we had a limited time to be there. My cast members would often disappear and I’d hunt them down like a dog sometimes. When I arrived at the warehouse location, the Fire Department was already there. It scared the crap out of me, I thought my precious warehouse was on fire, but they were just there training new people. Later, they decided to hang out on set for the day and watch us shoot. That was interesting!
When it comes to the stories behind the scenes, I can go on and on. At the end of the day, all the productions are like that. My job as a producer is to keep everything together. Where things were out of whack, I’d pop it back into place. I enjoyed my time working on The Rose Order- one of the biggest production I’ve ever worked on. The team was great, and I couldn’t have done it without them. Now, The Rose Order is the great piece of art.