Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hemingway & Gellhorn


So I finally got to get in on this Hemingway biopic shooting in town, as an extra. The director, being a local, has decided to film all of the film's extensive list of locations here in the Bay Area, which is great for the local economy. Today's location was 1930's Spain - a country torn by civil war. AKA the hella ghetto area known as West Oakland. We filmed in an abandoned train station which stood in for a hotel lobby transformed into a makeshift triage. It was bustling with soldiers, the wounded and dying, reporters and correspondents, refugees and residents.