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Things can change moment to moment. While sitting for a read-through of the script downstairs in the lobby, they heard a guy playing the piano and what he was playing fit in perfectly with the script as they were reading it, says Putschoegl. They approached the pianist and it turned out the music was something he had composed, which he is happy to share with them. "That's when resourcefulness and spontaneity come together," Putschoegl says.
3:16 p.m. HI-Whistler Hostel
I catch up with Carlos and crew at the hostel, where he, Spangler and Pedro Davim, the director of photography are holed up in a meeting room going over the footage. An accidental trip over a cord is luckily not serious enough to lose any footage, so we all heave a sigh of relief and then I ask about their day. Carlos admits there are always issues when filming and tells me they are not sure of the direction right now and they are looking at cutting some scenes. It's a tough process getting three hours of footage down to five minutes.
Day 4 – April 16
8:25 a.m. – Whistler Conference Centre, Grand Foyer
I have been breathing, eating and even dreaming about the showdown and now it's hard to believe it's nearly over as the clock ticks down to the 10 a.m. deadline.
This time when I stroll into the foyer — where the directors meeting took place what feels like a lifetime ago — the atmosphere is positively festive. It's not hard to imagine it's the finish line for a marathon, as this competition truly is one in so many ways. The crew manning the registration tables all clap and cheer as the glass sliding doors open up to usher in another team, looking quite haggard and dishevelled, but with big smiles plastered over their faces.
I await text messages that my teams are on their way and when they come through the doors, I feel like a cheerleader and clap for them, then we hug and I share their sense of relief that they made it in before the deadline.
I check in with the film crews I followed — Fleet marks the occasion by pulling out a beer in the foyer and cracking it open, much to the amusement of all gathered around. Jevons, Ross and I reminisce about the weekend and it's a happy moment when Jevons informs me that the fill-in scene we shot yesterday did in fact make it to the final cut.
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