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From: ALAN SKEOCH <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Fwd: EPISODE 822 ALAN, WE ARE CLEARING THE MOVIE SET”Date: May 26, 2023 at 12:13:42 PM EDTTo: Paul Caron <email@example.com>, Matthew Bolton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I ASSUME THIS STORY IS SAFE TO SEND OUT….AVOIDS PROBLEMS WITH SET….NO NAMES, NO DETAIL PICS OF SET
I HAVE EVERYTHING STOWED AWAY EXCEPT FOR CRATES…..SEEMS YOU GUYS ARE VER BUSY…NO NEED TO RESPONDALAN.
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EPISODE 823 “ALAN, WE ARE CLEARING THE MOVIE SET”alan skeochmay 21, 2023
Marjorie found the only living plant in the whole 5 square km movie setWHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MOVIE SHUTS DOWN? DEMOLITION AND DISPERSALMartin and Matthew called us one morning a few days ago.“Perhaps you and Marjorie might be interested in some of the things we had for the movie.”(name of movie withheld)“Sure thing.”“We’ll send a limousine around to pick you up.”“We can drive ““The set is hard to find even though it covered 5 square kilometres of buildings. Best we pickyou up. The place has security people. You know what movie making entails. Secrecy.”NOTE: This story avoids specifics. All pictures of the movie set … i.e. the village that was constructedhas been deleted. So the privacy of movie making has been respected. There is stillmuch to see.
A stretched limousine picked us up. The driver, John,said we had him for the day. And it took a full day….two huge locations, a sound stAge and an open air site.Why were we treated so well? Because some of the things we rented to them needed to be eye balled.And some tHings were for sale.The site was hidden behind wall after wall of gigantic 53 foot long shipping containers piled on topof each other. There was a gate house and a security guard. John had clearance. We felt like royalty.
Martin Budd made us feel special…as did Matthew Bolton, set director.
The studio was bigger than a football field. Largely empty except for piles of things that caught our eyes. “Al, look what we have saved for you?”
Take a guess.
The crew in the set department…some of them. “Do you want coffee…perhaps some macaroons?”
Hard to believe how five Km set location could be hidden behind these walls of shipping containers.
some machines were already doing the demolition of the set.
What did we buy? Try to guess…the next Episode will tell you.
(EPISODE 825) Here are some of the piles of set dressing that were up for sale. Except for the carts which are being saved
should there be another series of episodes. Movie sites are kept secret until the stories are ready for public viewing so I have been careful to keep the complete set secret. While we were
there the buildings were being chewed into tiny pieces by a couple of excavators and the rubble hauled away to a dump site. Here today, gone tomorrow.