Reaching out to the West Coast for Producer/Stunt Coordinator Ross Scharphorn who arrived Wednesday evening to shoot through the end of production. Shooting a big day down at the warehouse for a flashback sequence where The Bad Guy guns down Drayton Day and thugs that double cross his boss Mr. Russo. Thanks to cast and crew the shoot was on schedule and everyone was on point!!!
On set of the Flashback Sequence with cast and crew... Tony, Matthew, Ross, Randy, Shane, Adam, Bob, Andy...
Matthew Douglas Grzeszak and Steve Scharphorn (Mr. Russo) rehearse the scene before shooting.
On a closed set with Bad Guy and Vanessa as they prepare to leave the hide-out and make their escape. Also shot photography with The Bad Guy and Vanessa for the new Bad Guy posters.
Set photo with the stars of Bad Guy and the creators of Bad Guy.
Thanks to everyone that came out to help and be involved with the club scene! We shot in the basement of 25 Kitchen + Bar in Downtown Grand Rapids thanks to Kim Gregory! It turned out awesome and everything went as planned (Except for the mirror brake) But we will re-shoot that!!! Starring in the scene was Travis Steketee (The Assassin) Stan Lathrop (Club VIP) Matt Taylor (VIP Bodyguard) Greg Mehl (VIP Bodyguard) along with Club Patron's Steven Campbell, Kim Gregory, Chad Funk and Chad Becker. Plus thanks to all the extra's that came down and had a little screen time!!! Bob, Rachel, Stephanie, Monroe, Caleb, Nancy, Sarah, Brett, Steven, and everyone else!!!
Matt Taylor and Greg Mehl as The VIP Bodyguards.
Stan Lathrop (Club VIP) gets comfortable on the set surrounded by his beautiful woman (Not Shown).
Through the view of the camera... Travis Steketee (Assassin) stalks his target... the Club VIP.
Shot Sunday morning with Travis Steketee (The Assassin) at Knights Inn (Hotel) thanks to Greg Rawls. The Assassin sets up in the hotel after arriving by plane earlier that evening. Travis did a great job! He's going to be the perfect match for Anthony (Bad Guy)!
Travis Steketee (The Assassin) at the outside of the hotel.
The Assassin and The Director put on their serious faces!
After shooting at the Knights Inn went to shoot flashback and voice over scenes with Anthony T. Arsulowicz (Bad Guy) and Nancy Grzeszak (Vanessa). They both did an amazing job! It went quick and smooth!! Just the way it should work all the time! I do take several takes, but you have to, can never be too sure!! The more footage the better!!
Nancy Grzeszak and Anthony T. Arsulowicz shooting part of the flashback scene.
One of the final flashback scenes with Vanessa and The Bad Guy.
Driving around downtown GR shooting the arrival of The Assassin. Thanks to Travis for the use of his Magnum and thanks to camera car operator Randy Galaszewski for a smooth ride! Meet the Bad-Ass Assassin that's after his next target, The Bad Guy!! He arrives...
Travis Steketee as 'The Assassin'. Driven to his hotel room by Norm Galaszewski (The Driver).
Travis Steketee and Norm Galaszewski get the plan of attack from Producer/Director Matthew Douglas Grzeszak.
Day 5 of filming 'Bad Guy' with Nancy Grzeszak (Vanessa) as she has a phone conversation with her son Johnny in the film. As she waits for the Bad Guy to arrive she asks herself if she is making the right choice. Exterior to be shot in Cedar Springs thanks to Don. Great job today, all went smoothly and as planned!
She talks with her and The Bad Guy's son in the Hide-Out Scene.
Brother and Sister take a moment for a set photo!
Vanessa is startled as she was asking herself if she is making the right choice.
Filmed scenes with Bad Guy (Anthony T. Arsulowicz) and Vanessa (Nancy Grzeszak) this weekend!!! Anthony owns the Bad Guy role!!! And Nancy is officially now a Bad Ass!!! They did some fantastic work!! We shot the Storage Unit scene and then went to John Deyoung's (Again, Lol) for the Doctor Hemming scene with Keith Seccombe as Doctor Hemming! And also what a superb performance by Keith! Bravo! What a great day of shooting!
In the Storage Unit with Vanassa (Nancy Grzeszak), Bad Guy (Anthony T. Arsulowicz) and
Writer/Director Matthew Douglas Grzeszak.
Writer/Director Matthew Douglas Grzeszak going over the script with Anthony and Nancy before shooting.
The Bad Guy with Doctor Hemming (Keith Seccombe).
Set Photo with Nancy Grzeszak, Matthew Douglas Grzeszak, and Keith Seccombe.
A quick shoot today. The set was ready and Holly Russell (News Anchor Susan Lee) came prepared!!! We shot the news scene in about 30 Minutes or less and we were done!!! Good shooting!!! Here are some photos:
Writer/Director Matthew Douglas Grzeszak runs through the lines with Holly Russell (Susan Lee) before shooting.
Behind the camera in the Studio.
Just wrapped up shooting with Tony Arsulowicz Sr. (Senator John Landon) and Jason Yonkers (Right Hand, Joseph White)... Thanks to the behind the scenes help of Lynn Masten, Eric Christenson, and Tammy Christenson! They all did great work!!! Some great scenes here!!! We shot in Downtown Grand Rapids at the State of Michigan Building and then moved to John DeYoung's to shoot the Senator's Office!
Senator's Office: Shot at John DeYoung's Place
Senator John Landon (Tony Arsulowicz Sr.)
Capital Building: Shot in Downtown Grand Rapids
Joseph White (Jason Yonkers)
The first day of shooting was awesome! We knocked out 2 Detective Scenes with Det. Roberts (Ted Krings) and Det. Harris (Chris Slonske)... Accompanied by Det. Flowers (Monroe O'Bryant)... They did a fantastic job! The Scenes turned out with the help of background extras and crew members Eric Christenson, Tammy Christenson, Lynn Masten, Rocco R. Cisco! And also thanks to Sarah Levandoski for Set Photos at Westwood at the Crossing! Then there's Producer Randy Galaszewski for making shit happen! Here are some set photos:
The Detectives: Monroe O'Bryant (Det. Jim Flowers) Ted Krings (Det. Lee Roberts) Chris Slonske (Det Ben Harris)
The Tavern: Shot at Westwood at the Crossing (Thanks to Marty)
The Police Station. Detective Roberts Office: (Thanks to the Warehouse *Again*)
Sent UPS Next Day Air... We just received the Panasonic HD Camcorder for filming along with the Lighting Kit, Boom Mic Kit, the Tripod and the extra accessories!
Matthew Douglas Grzeszak