Posted by Srđan Simijanović on 20 June 2010 10:19 in Projects
Several days after the shooting of the TV spot with knights and landladies, we came back from the Middle Ages to the urban environment to shoot the second TV spot. About a hundred young people had to be found, extras which would dance, run, walk and jump. The announcement for the TV spot and the news about the casting spread across the town promptly. Several SMS messages and posts on our Facebook profiles were enough to attract more than a hundred extras!
Technical equipment, actors and extras were on the shooting scene at a prearranged time. Weather conditions weren't really in our favor, it was chilly, it was raining all the time, and the wind was constantly blowing. The irony is that we needed a summer day - the sun, summer clothing, an outdoor café, smiling people running along the street and a park! Since there were no indications that the weather will improve, after consultations we decided to postpone the shooting in the park and in the street, and shoot the scene in the indoor fountain that day. The extras gathered round the fountain, the leading actors, Milan Kalinić and Andrija Milošević, as well as the whole crew, were ready. DJ started playing music. The party could begin!
Over the hundred people danced in and round the fountain. It was the party as seen in movies! The scenes and photos that we got thrilled us with the positive energy.
For the second day of the shooting, a street in the center of the town had to be closed for the traffic, parked vehicles had to be removed and regulate access for pedestrians. We had only two days to get all permissions. Who is familiar with the situation in Subotica would only smile expressing disbelief. But we had proved that everything's possible! But let's keep it secret how we had coped with the situation and how we had made it. ;)
We were ready for the second day of shooting. It was a sunny day, just as we had in mind. The shooting went in positive atmosphere. In Subotica, the town which has a reputation of being quiet and peaceful, an event with lots of young people running across the town was something that attracted people's attention. In the breaks between the shooting, the people who participated in making of the TV spot had the chance to take a photo with their favorite TV personalities.
Blocking the traffic in the center of the town, a park full with technical equipment, make-up artists, hairdressers, the police, chasing in the park, a tow truck, coordination of more than a hundred extras, a couple on the bench, girls on the Vespa, a greengrocer, a café, Milan Kalinić and Andrija Milošević, are just some of the interesting details from the shooting. And what came out of this... Of course, "Feshta" (party)!