With a grant through the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the project was finally ready to go, and last Friday we shot the footage. Zaher Karp (who Robert had worked with on the Just God film) would direct the shoot. Another UW employee, Natalie DeCheck, handled the script supervision and clapper.
Several actors were hired including a few that we'd had the pleasure of working with before. Alicia McCanna (Just God, The Weather Report) played the roles of a Nurse and a Behavioral Health Consultant.
In all six of the vignettes, there is an off-camera patient to whom the health care professionals are speaking. Louie Sather (The Weather Report) did the lines for the male patient.
The doctor was played by Justin Riley (Mad City Chickens). The last time we'd filmed with Justin was way back in 2007 when we'd shot the "giant chicken" scenes for our documentary feature.
Additional photo courtesy of Louis Sather.
The all-day shoot was a real success and a whole lot of fun working with everyone again!