Otro Lado ~ El Cine

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On the staircase of the historic Gadsden Hotel
(and upon the staircase upon which Poncho Villa rode his horse and chipped the marble...
according to legend, that is )

Assessing the shoot... day before filming



Director Rob Walker and Co-Producer Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz prepare for a long road ahead



Framing the fence, Director with co-producer and Director of Photography Avai d'Amico



Executive Producer Alex Holland explains his vision to lead actor Adrian Gonzalez (Joaquin)

Filming at the fence... Day 1


Vincente (Michael Ochotorena), dialogue coach, Cecilia Ochotorena and Joaquin feel the vibe

Joaquin creates a shrine

Joaquin places a stone



Joaquin's Shrine



Selfies on Set - Rogelio Camarillo Jr. (sound guy) leads social media efforts



We really are all going the same direction



Huddle up



Blocking a confrontation



Open Sesame



Really... you couldn't meet a nicer guy



Close up for Vincente



It's not really life at the beach for the DP and director



Long shot



Lots of moving parts



Clusters of Activity



Heading for a showdown



Crew member Josh Zientarski reflects on set



Marco (Julio H. Garcia) makes Joaquin an irresistible offer



Cast, crew and our movie truck


In your face

Marco and Joaquin negotiate



Locked and loaded



Post position



No chair?

In the weeds

Intent on Otro Lado



And into the truck... Vincente gives Joaquin a lift



Estrella (Karen Sours-Albisua) y Joaquin

Filming at the tortilla factory... Day 2



Josh offers an observation



Co-Executive Producer Linda Joy Stone checks us out on social media

Ever cheerful DP Avai d'Amico

Estrella at work

La Doña (Lesley Lillywhite) and Estrella confer

 

Running lines for the director

Framing the final goodbye



La Doña takes in the situation

Executive and Co-Executive producers, Alex Holland, Linda Joy Stone



Meanwhile precious files are transferred to hard drives



Estrella always has a smile

Will El Otro Lado be better?

DP shows the shot



The appeal



And the promise...

A final kiss



Pondering the future



Setting up for a video call via close up



Making the video call

Karen's brilliant last take

From location scouting...

Behind the wall an ancient Mexican volcano

Border Patrol at work

Perfect place for a skirmish between protagonist and antagonist

You never know what you'll find location scouting. This Russian-built Antonov
had an appearance in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
In that movie it was painted as a Pan American Airliner...