Hi! I’m Laura, one of the producers on All Sorts. I’m the person (mostly) behind the scenes making sure all the big and little pieces we need are in place when the camera is ready to roll. I’m based in LA with Psychic Bunny where I work with Rick, but am excited to be coming up to the Yakima Valley to make a movie.
My introduction to both Rick and the Yakima Valley started four years ago, when I was hired to create the marketing strategy for the VOD (Video On Demand) release of Rick’s first movie Cement Suitcase. If you’ve seen Cement Suitcase, you know that the Yakima Valley is as much a character in the film as Franklin is. As a result, I’ve come to know the area pretty well for someone who’s never been there. So, when Rick asked me if I wanted to produce his next indie feature, also filming in Central Washington, I knew I had to say yes.
While I’m excited to finally see the Yakima Valley for myself, what’s been most rewarding is re-engaging with the community of filmmakers and enthusiasts that helped create Cement Suitcase. I’ve been blown away by the creativity, resourcefulness, and generosity that we’ve encountered so far.
Making an indie movie is hard, grueling, and sometimes odd work (like trying to figure out how a filing cabinet can eat someone). It takes long days, and lots of collaboration and coordination. It can feel absurd sometimes how many details you have to arrange even to get something simple. But in the end, projects like All Sorts are always special because unlike a lot of bigger budget movies, everyone that’s part of it really wants to be there for the art, the storytelling, and the madness that is indie filmmaking. Let's make a movie!