Pictorial: Shooting a book trailer
Pic #1: I needed black boots. Spray paint was the cheap solution.
Pic #2: In order to play a refugee camp soccer ball, this one needed some scuffing up. Husband feigns fatigue.
Pic #3: I needed dirt. I had mud…and a blow dryer.
Pic #4: I raided mom-in-law’s kitchen for random props.
Pic #5: Sister-in-law turning her pond into the Mekong River.
Pic #6: Nephew dragging himself from “Mekong.” He let me pour water on him!
I must give my nephew a standing ovation. He was a great sport about running through trees, playing soccer barefoot on a rocky patch, handling a big, honking knife, and crawling out of a slimy “river.”
First line of trailer to accompany the river shot: “In a place forgotten by the world…”
(See finished book trailer for my debut novel from HarperCollins, Escaping The Tiger)