Happy Halloween! Behind the scenes of “Bouquet of Consequence,” first reading

Christian put together a little diddy from the first reading here at the office for “Bouquet of Consequence.” This was the first time we officially met with Cathy Washburn, and when Peter Yellen blew us away with his rendition of the therapist—we originally had him cast as the Doctor only.

You’ll notice how Cathy scares the pants off of Meggie Maddock. Everyone in the room was spooked beyond belief as the character of Ellen Thomas comes to life through Cathy’s amazing performance!

From everyone at LA Motion Pix, we wish you a happy and spooky Halloween!

The Directors’ Statement

When we set out to make “Bouquet Of Consequence” we knew we wanted to make people pause. From the beginning it was important to make them think about the issues they were experiencing rather than picking sides or voicing a strong opinion either way. This movie deals with a variety of complex issues most will experience in their lifetime. Too often when faced with such dramatic events we find ourselves alone with our thoughts, alone with the choices, and the consequences of our actions are the burdens we bear.

In trying to keep “Bouquet Of Consequence” ‘neutral’ it was essential to have an open mind in the direction the movie would take. At first the script was written as a horror movie, playing up the extreme nightmares and aiming to keep the audience on their toes. Over time—together with the feedback from the team—the story dictated a more dramatic sensitivity towards the issues it aims to cover. Ultimately, we decided this was the greater challenge and with that, a greater reward and experience.

We hope the audience uses this movie as a catalyst of discussion rather than a solution to disagree with or support for that matter. But more than anything we hope to offer a beautiful slice of the realities of life. Inescapable choices that beg your fullest contemplation. In the end it’s not the righteousness of our decisions but the spirit of our actions we have to face our bouquet of consequences.

Bouquet of Consequence Comes to Life

Rachel's first Nightmare, Vanity scene

Filming continued this weekend at the Thomas’ house. Rachel, Daniel and Lizzy jumping to life. Our actors’ performances were solid if not extraordinary and the entire team’s attitude made a very long night of filming a overwhelming success.

This weekend we concentrated primarily on the introduction… the opening scene which sets the tone for the entire movie. It’s a nightmare all right… one Rachel wants to forget and one the audience will never forget…

View some of the moments of this weekend’s performance inside the Bouquet of Consequence Gallery