Behind the Scenes: Day 2

The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley

Happy Tuesday! My production team and I are at work finishing post-production on our pilot presentation, but in the meantime I am excited to share a behind the scenes look at our second shoot day last month. If you are new to this blog, you can catch up on my previous posts on The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley here and here.
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
One of the biggest challenges we faced in pre-production was finding a location for our fictional “Deli of Intolerance.” I was so excited to drive by the not yet opened The Fika Company in Redondo Beach… and even more excited when the store’s owner Andres agreed to let us transform his hip new spot into our deli for a day! He even agreed to make a cameo appearance in our pilot (see photo above). I highly recommend stopping into Fika for the best iced almond milk latte ever!
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Our first shot of the day was with the lovely Armin Shimerman, who has a fun cameo role playing himself. I have known Armin for many years through my theatre company Antaeus and was so honored that he joined us for this project!
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
I was so excited to work with Cara Santana who is not only playing one of the lead roles on the show, but is also one of our producers. Her real life dog Shepherd, plays her character Jessica’s dog “Roxy”. He is as sweet as he looks. 🙂
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Our amazing Production Designer Lila Yanow (center) and her team transformed Fika into our Deli.
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Actress and blogger Daphne Blunt plays our perky waitress Geena. You can check out her awesome blog To Style With Love here.
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Our Director of Photography Mykee, is always intent on getting the perfect shot.
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Our Costume Designer Alyx Cohen (upper left) and her assistant Mimu Motamedi (center).
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Jack Turner plays Patrick, the Deli’s head chef. Jack plays a Prince in the upcoming Hallmark Channel Movie My Summer Prince. Perfect casting don’t you think?
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Makeup Artist Ksenyia Durst, touches up Carolyn in between takes.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Our Director, Rebecca Hu sets up the next scene.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Makeup and Hair Stylist Angie Bulmer gives Jack a touch up.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Blogger/Digital Influencer Sazan Hendrix makes a cameo playing herself. She absolutely killed it! It was hard to believe this was her acting debut! You can view her blog here and her YouTube channel here.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
The hilarious Ashley Dulaney plays Poppy Peterson.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Amy Main (right) plays blogger Angel of “Heavenly Style”.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Such a fun day on set when your co star is this cuddly guy.
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
We wore Shepherd out. He was a real trooper. Especially considering this was his Hollywood debut!
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
Blogger Nikia Lee Provenzano makes a cameo. Check her out at Mad Maven Style here.
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
 The Exhilarating and Fashionable Life of Emmy Rose Knightley
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Photos by Chelsea Curtis.

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Lisa

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2 Responses to Behind the Scenes: Day 2

  1. PutAllOnMe says:

    Aww so nice to see Sazan, she is one of my fave bloggers! 🙂
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

    • lisa@hollywoodfoodchain.com says:

      She is so fabulous in the pilot! Can’t wait for you to see it Natasa!