Behind The Schemes: The Making of Gutterbug
Feature Films • 59m
A behind-the-scenes documentary which follows a young cast and crew on a renegade movie-making adventure through Allston, MA. “Behind The Schemes: The Making of Gutterbug,” directed by Tyler Loring & TJ Freda, is a free roaming tour through the pop-up culture of an unusually chill film production. The director of “Gutterbug,” Andrew Gibson, sets the tone — he’s often exhausted and overwhelmed (“Have you seen Andrew?”), but able to keep his head with a combination of Dunkin Donuts coffee, Dr. Pepper, and Marlboro Lights. Along with his ragtag cast and crew, often performing multiple roles, they attempt to make an ambitious feature film (homeless crust punks doing drugs, robbing bodegas, etc) in 17 days. The behind-the-scenes film, shot on a VHC-S camcorder, is overflowing with youthful enthusiasm, funny personalities, and inside set jokes. It’s a low-key endeavor that reflects a joy in doing something for the first time, unmarred by cynicism or doubt, buzzing on beers, cigarettes and energy drinks. As they get busted by the cops, buy cars to destroy them (for a car accident scene), and occasionally take outside excursions — they try to attend a Grateful Dead concert film at a local drive-in but their van breaks down — they don’t linger on anything for long, always on to the next one, lighthearted and fun-loving all the way through.
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