Filming has just finished for SOLO, a debut effort by Lex Sadasivan and Lisa Weseman, to capture the emotion of a close-knit flying community surrounding Haller Air Park in northeast Florida. Calling it "an ultra-low budget production," the casting for SOLO began with rounds of auditions for local, fledgling actors, conducted online via Skype. Both filmmakers come from a family of pilots, and wanted to tell the story of a mother and son mourning the loss of an experimental pilot, leading to "a startling discovery about the true nature of life itself." All aerial and cockpit work was completed in 10 hours of flight, while some "green screen" shots were added in a studio. A sprinkle of computer-generated effects is to come, before it debuts at the EAA Sun 'n Fun fly-in this March.
SOLO Film/Bruce Dickson