at last we're here at LAX. that is, director Yayoi is here and awaiting production manager Sean.
|War Brides of Japan director Yayoi with interviewee Roleta Fowler Vasquez|
on Thursday, Sean and Yayoi did an inventory check of film equipment, then headed to Santa Monica--Yayoi's old stomping grounds. after shooting b-roll of promenades, piers and such, they found themselves lost in Hollywood--looking for their hostess' abode complete with hairpin turns in the hills. whew. but what a view!
their hostess with the mostest was sweet enough to stay up late and feed them when she herself was tired. arrigatou gozaimashita, Ann Carli!
the next morning, Friday, Sean and Yayoi headed to Oxnard to film a historian at the Pacific Ocean.
then, they headed to Fillmore and Roleta Fowler Vasquez where she and hubby Joe were kind, cooperative and even had pups and pupus waiting! that is, dogs Ozzie and Ivy along with snacks.
after arriving at Ann's later that night, War Brides of Japan learned they'd been named 'Featured Documentary of the Month' for September, by their fiscal sponsor From the Heart Productions.
stay tuned for more from 'War Brides of Japan' on the road filming.