Today was an amazing day! We met with reps from Johny Lever Film Company – Sid, Harry and Ili – and it was an instant connection. The guys were great and we spent the entire day, together talking all things Not Today. After we met for a few hours, we headed to lunch.
After lunch, we made our way to Ramoji Film City where we met Johny Lever, who was filming Gomaal 3, directed by Rohit Shetty. We were able to meet Rohit as well and spent about an hour watching them film this Indian comedy. It was a lot of fun. Then, we headed back to our hotel and set up the plans for the next two days – Thursday will be the final location scouting in Hyderabad (and locking down locations) and then Friday will be casting for the Indian roles that play in Hyderabad. So, a very productive day – and what promises to be a great next few days! Pray, pray, pray! My mom sent me this Scripture this morning – perfect timing – Psalm 37:3-7. Check it out – worth reading!
Here is our daily video update showing some of the things mentioned above…
That’s all for now…but more to come.
Here are a few thoughts from Jon…
Today was raining and muggy…but almost perfect. The only thing I could think of while we drive to our hotel was how amazing this place will look on film and how exciting it is to finally be here to make the film…but the over riding thing I thought, was that God sure has had His hand on this project!! We will have near perfect weather and more production design that we could ever afford with the rain and humidity
Finally met Johny Lever’s guys…Sid, Harry and Ili. They are really great and fun. We dove right in, permits, train, airport, visa’s, locations, casting, housing, food etc…We have a great meeting then head off to Ramoji Film City to meet Johny Lever himself. He is shooting a Bollywood comedy…a sight to see for sure!! Then after we head back to the hotel…everything here takes forever…especially driving as there are way too many cars on the road and very few rules…at least that is how it appears! One more thing to love about India! I have to say I really do enjoy this country. The people are amazing, the culture is fascinating and the local color and flavor is beyond words. Once we get back to the hotel we meet for a while more with the guys and make a plan for the next few days. We will location scout this morning [it is Thursday morning as I write this [Wednesday night to you guys] and then Friday we will do some casting.
Be well and as always, thanks for reading and continue to pray if you have a moment and think of us. God is still driving this ship for sure and it is amazing to see how his timing works for our advantage. The weather right now is next to perfect. Thanks God.:)