Season 2 BTS: Dinner Parties and Sketchy Elevators (Weekend 2)

antidote 15 showTop left, clockwise: Irina Kuzina (producer), Conner Sorensen (Benji), Takenori Oue (producer), Jen Enfield-Kane (director), Amy Suto (showrunner), Avi Kaye (director), Ashley Maimes (Anita), Andio Manguray (Jason), Dillon Bonnee (makeup artist). Not pictured: Portia Juliette (Sarah). group selfie cred: Andio Manguray

We wrapped weekend two! This weekend we shot inside a cool building in downtown LA and shot scenes with directors Avi Kaye, Bryce Morgan, Jen Enfield-Kane, and Conner Sorensen.

What I love about our set is that everyone is energetic and ready to go even when we have to shoot a high energy chase scene at 7am and then a heartbreaking season-ender at 10pm. Whether it’s Avi or Ashley inventing new plot twists (Antidote 15 is actually a batman prequel) or everyone telling stories at dinner, our entire cast and crew are all great collaborators.

We officially wrapped Laura Kirchner (Detective Emily Shipton), Andio Manguray (Jason) and Eric Casalini, (Dean Rutherford). We’ve got one more scene with Portia Juliette (Sarah) before we wrap her, too.

One of my favorite parts of this weekend was that everyone was so in it. Every take, every shot — everyone gave the show their all.

 2014-07-19 16.57.23-1A scene from 2.01 directed by Bryce Morgan, starring Laura Kirchner and Ashley Maimes.

The Last Scene of the Weekend

We shot the most emotionally intense scene last. I can’t say much because of spoilers, but what I can say is that Ashley Maimes and Conner Sorensen are two of the most talented actors I’ve ever met and I’m in awe of them. Avi Kaye directed the scene, and under impossible time constraints and with a dark scene on his hands, crafted a scene captured in a long shot that is one of my favorite scenes of the season. I never expected the scene to turn out the way it did when I wrote it, but Ashley and Conner and Avi took the scene to a whole new level of intensity. They made it happen after a long weekend of shooting when most actors would be done for the day.

We’ve only got four shooting days left, but we’re making each one of them count. If you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Instagram (@antidote15show) to stay up-to-date on what’s happening on set!


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