CURTIS LASETER
CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

THE DUEL - PRODUCTION DESIGN BY TOBY CORBETT

Greenwood, Mississippi (as Texas)

Hoots

The Construction & Paint crew in front of our Saloon. Practical Interior as well as Exterior.

  Barber Hoots_Ext Bar Piano Scene Stairs  
    Hotel Jail Stable Street    
               
               

 

 

RICHIE RICH - PRODUCTION DESIGN BY SUZETTE ERVIN

Some recent pix - more to follow

Stairs

  Entrance lr LR_Ocean Hallway and Car Monster Truck Bed BR Patio
  Foyer_2 Yacht Gary and Rex Neighbor Music SciFy Harper
               
               

BROKEN HORSES - DIRECTED BY VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA - PRODUCTION DESIGN BY TOBY CORBETT

Tombstone

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I was honored to have the method of my demise engineered by legendary
Set Decorator, Jean Landry, for one of the background graves in our cemetery set.

Time lapse video of JAKEY'S RANCH HOUSE being constructed.
After the movie has been released, I will post a video of the set being removed.

Some BROKEN HORSES pix

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ChurchBack
Louie Andres   JoseAuger JeanCemetery WynnShop
BorderFence
Fricka Susan Nancy Dylan Lake TobyGroup
Barn
Carlos Horse ReginaDebbie   ReginaMe CarolHank
Patrick
StandingBy Erin-Medic   DebbieMe RonKirk  
SteveBanjo
ZoeOffice   Nicole JeanOffice AndresOffice1 AndresOffice2
TobyOffice

 

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Propmaker and Foreman, Steve Sola entertaining the troops during lunch.

 

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PRODUCTION DESIGN BY SHARON SEYMOUR

Do not have any good pictures of the BECAUSE I SAID SO sets. There were always actors in the way.

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PRODUCTION DESIGN BY SHARON SEYMOUR

We recently completed principal photography on the FOX 2000 PICTURES feature film, FLICKA - based on the novel, MY FRIEND FLICKA by Mary O'Hara, but it is not a remake of the 1943 movie, which featured Roddy McDowell as the a boy who loves a rebellious horse. This quaint little story about a girl and a wild mustang kept our crew pretty busy going back and forth between different locations and I believe - having recently revisted the 1943 version - that this retelling of the story will be better and more entertaining than the original. Today's audience will be able to connect with this McLaughlin family. Tim McGraw & Maria Bello are excellent as the parents and Alison Lohman is wonderful as the young teen whose grades are not quite up to her father's expectations.


NO BIRDS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS MOTION PICTURE

THE CONVERSION OF THE INTERIOR OF THE BARN FROM THE CHEESEY COBBLED TOGETHER "SORT OF" HORSE STALL BARN THAT USED EVERY BAD TRICK IN SOMEBODY'S SCENERY BAG TO THE ACTUAL RANCH STYLE HORSE BARN THAT PRODUCTION DESIGNER, SHARON SEYMOUR, ENVISIONED WAS THE MOST FUN OF THE PROJECTS. THE OWNER OF THE RANCH LIKED THE NEW LOOK SO MUCH THAT HE INSISTED THAT WE LEAVE THE CHANGES. IN FACT, INSTEAD OF RESTORING OTHER AREAS OF THE RANCH TO THE CONDITION IN WHICH WE FOUND IT - WHICH IS THE USUAL PRACTICE OF FILM COMPANIES USING PROPERTIES AS LOCATIONS - WE WERE ASKED TO LEAVE ALMOST EVERYTHING WE ADDED, INCLUDING AN AWESOME VEGETABLE GARDEN IN THE BACK YARD. THE RANCH OWNER ALSO WANTED TO KEEP THE RANCH HOUSE UPSTAIRS WALL ADDITIONS, THE RIDING PADDOCK, THE WINDMILL AND THE PASTURE FENCE. WE EVEN ADDED AN ADDITIONAL 900 FEET OF 2 X 6 FENCE AS PART OF OUR EXIT. THE BARN REMAINED WHITE WITH GREEN TRIM TO MATCH THE RANCH HOUSE, INSTEAD OF BEING REPAINTED RED WITH WHITE TRIM. THE PHOTOS OF THE BARN INTERIOR DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO THE STARK CONTRAST OF OLD vs. NEW.

 


SET PHOTOS FROM FOX 2000 PICTURES - FLICKA (MARCH - JUNE 2005)
BARN THEN
OLD LOOK
BARN NOW
NEW LOOK
BARN NOW
BARN NOW
NO FOOD IN THE HOUSE
MUSTANG HERD

 

CREW PHOTOS FROM FOX 2000 PICTURES - FLICKA (MARCH - JUNE 2005)
JOHN RISSO, PAINT FOREMAN
MARK WOODWORTH, PAINTER
NATALIE HILE, PAINTER
ERICH
JOHN KERSEY
JOHN KERSEY & SAM ANTON
JOHN JOCKINSEN, CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN
JR
JOHN & ART DIRECTOR, PETER BORCK
PRODUCTION DESIGNER, SHARON
LOOK AT MY SIGN
BIG JOB
GORDON
BIG JOB
CAN YOU DIG IT?
JOE & JOHN
SAM & WYNN
GreensCrew
CYNTHIA
AMBROSE & JOE
NANCY
BREAK!
LUNCH
SAM & JOE
OUR HERO!
JOHN, THE MEDIC
GARY, THE MEDIC
DWAYNE
JOSE' C. LOPEZ
JOHN IZUMI
NEW SABLE RANCH DOCK


This section contains short movies from the FOX 2000 PICTURES feature film, FLICKA (Don't look for TIm McGraw, I meant behind the scenes stuff.)

John Risso, Paint Foreman, (right) has something to say.

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J.R.

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BRIANA
Briana Burke (left) is the best and hardest working Locations Manager I have ever met. She and her assistants, Kei Rowan-Young & Sara Dering, were always on top of every situation.

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LACKAWANNA BLUES

PRODUCTION DESIGN BY RICHARD HOOVER

LACKAWANNA BLUES, an HBO movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry, aired in February 2005 as part of BLACK HISTORY MONTH. The sets consisted primarily of practical locations and some wild walls. Unfortunately, the only photos from this project are of the conversion of the Thousand Oaks area ranch gate from plain to peanut, so to speak. The entrance to the ranch became the entrance to the Gowanda State Mental Hospital for the purposes of our film. The gatetop iron work was fabricated by Construction Foreman, John Jockinsen. I wish I had some photos of the red hot steel as he was forming the fancy curlycue scrollwork bases, but I don't. Shame on me.

The owner of the ranch liked the gatetop so much, he kept it after the shoot, presumably to change the bolted-on wooden letters to a less mental hospitalish sounding name.

 

Thousand Oaks area ranch gate before the addition of our gatetop.

 

Ranch gate after installation of gatetop.

 

"Presto! - Alakazzam!" GOWANDA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL gate.

 

Construction Foremen, Drake (in lift) and John (with wrench) install gatetop, ably assisted by Labor Foreman Chris (on other side of gatetop).

 

Ironworker, John Jockinsen, admiring his work.

 

C. L. Fleetwood
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