On Sunday, December 3, I spent another day on the “Older than America” set, as one of about 160 background actors. The day started with temperatures around 7 degrees (F), cold even by Minnesota standards, and there was a brisk wind adding to the chill. The extras arrived on set around 9:30 a.m., after waiting patiently in a gymnasium and then on buses. They finished shooting the scene around 2 p.m. Towards the end, the extras would groan whenever the Assistant Director, Rowdy, announced another take or set up.
I was able to get a few photos.
Adam Beach entertained the crew members and extras between takes, joking about the weather. His costume didn’t include gloves or a hat. He was clearly under dressed for the conditions, but he toughed it out.
The director/lead actress, Georgina Lightning, congratulated the extras on a job well done as the scene wrapped.
The shoot is scheduled to wrap next week.