From the beginning, things have been a bit different about Darren Bousman’s upcoming 11 11 11, not the least of which was the reaction of some believers in the 11:11 phenomenon to the early news about the project (read about that here). Now, with the first entry in Bousman’s director’s blog for the flick hitting the Net today, we’ve learned about how truly out of the ordinary the production experience has been for him.
Here’s just a sample of Bousman’s experiences in Barcelona, Spain, over the past few weeks. Be sure to visit Darren Bousman’s 11 11 11 – The Numbers Are Coming Together Blog for more!
I am writing you from Barcelona Spain, making 11 11 11.
To quote my man Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction – “It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it’s just – it’s just there it’s a little different.”
I wish I could say here in Spain “it’s just a little bit different.” But the reality is, “IT’S A LOT BIT DIFFERENT.” At least for me…
Take for example CHRISTMAS – in the states – we have the iconic SANTA CLAUS in the shopping malls – reminding us of the season… In Barcelona they have CAGANER (Seriously, I am not joking read this!). It’s a dude who poops on The Nativity Scene to help fertilize the ground…
I would have to say, however, this entire experience is nothing short of inspirational. As a foreigner, I have become the character I am writing about in 11 11 11.
I now understand with a greater admiration why movies like HOSTEL are terrifying. NOT that I think I am going to be sold to a Slovakian business man and tortured, but, things become more unsettling when you can not communicate or understand what those around you are saying.
In my film, the main character, Joseph, travels from New York to Barcelona to reunite with his estranged family. Things go from bad to worse as he begins to witness ‘strange happenings’ surrounding the number 11:11.
This is NOT an exaggeration – everywhere we will be shooting looks, seems, or IS haunted.
We are not shooting on a sound stage – we are shooting in all practical locations, most of the places being over a hundred years old.
In future blogs I will highlight some of the INSANE stories surrounding some of the locations we are filming in, but as a fan of ghost stories and unexplainable phenomena I am either absolutely terrified, or absolutely in heaven…
The main location where about 60% of the movie takes place is the scariest location I have ever been. The second you walk in the air becomes heavier, the hair on the back of your neck stands up…
Oh the stories I already have to tell you about that place…
After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain, to reunite with his estranged brother, Samuel, and dying father, Richard. However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings and the constant sightings of the number 11. Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date; it’s a WARNING!
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