DreamMakers Movie Productions, a U.S. based independent
film group, is filming one segment of a three part compilation entitled RGB
Thailand. RGB, Red, Green, and Blue, is a joint effort by directors from
Croatia, Brazil, and Thailand.
The RGB project will be available over the Internet and
will travel to film festivals for review. The Thailand portion is being
filmed in various venues in and around Chiang Mai.
Toscano holds Logan Hesse at gunpoint in one scene.
Chiang Mai resident Renee Weygandt is the director of RGB
Thailand and wrote the script. RGB is an example of guerilla filmmaking -
self-financed and independent. Renee commented, “We have to learn to make
do with what we have and be creative. This is more of a team effort.”
The cast and crew are truly international with
representatives from the United States, South Africa, Italy, and Holland.
American Amelia Hampton, a Grace International School (GIS) senior, plays
the lead role of Angel Mercier. Amelia has preformed in two GIS stage
productions as well as a video series produced by Voice of the Martyrs.
Landsberg and Amelia Hampton in a scene from RGB Thailand.
Logan Hesse, also an American, plays Angel’s love
interest, Jake Moretti. Logan has performed in the theater, commercials,
films, and a comedy show. Logan relates well to his character, “I think if
I ever met Jake, he’d be my kind of guy.” Italian Robbie Toscano is the
villain of the movie.
The crew for RGB Thailand includes South African Mark
Stoneman as the ever-resourceful cameraman, American Jocelyn Durene is the
makeup artist, and Dutch-American Cosmo Landsberg acts and is the
stunt-coordinator. The actors also double as stage crew when not acting,
which is typical for a guerilla style movie shoot.
Angel Mercier is a troubled teen that is looking for
answers. Her father is a stranger to her and her mother is dead. Desperate,
Angel runs off to Thailand to find her father and some answers. What she
encounters there is more than she bargained for. Amelia Hampton said, “The
storyline is quite unique. It’s not a stereotypical boy meets girl movie -
there’s serious complications.”
Late nights and long hours were routine on set. It was stressful at times
but enjoyable. Robbie Toscano said, “(I enjoyed the) learning process, to
learn how things are made.” The actors and crew are looking forward to
seeing the end result of their hard work.