This morning while filming B-roll and “Bee”-roll for my nature documentaries I came upon the German National television channel’s ZDF cast and crew getting organized for a day of filming at the Eastern Point Lighthouse. They are shooting films based on the Katie Fforde romance novels. Not considered a mini-series, four separate films are being shot all around the North Shore and filming will continue to take place in Gloucester this week.
“All of Fforde’s stories-into-movies focus on the lead character (usually a woman) overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream. Each film runs for 90 commercial-free minutes.”
For the past several seasons the show has been filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, New York. This year, the producers wanted to change it up and film north of Boston. I hope they decide to come back next year!
Stills from last night and this morning ~
“Bee”-roll ~ Native Wildflower Gaura lindheimeri — Its Common Name is ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Henry Eiler’s Sweet Coneflower ~ Note the Unique Quilled Petals
Helianthus annuus ~ Sunflower
Good Harbor Beach Sunrise Today
More stills from B-roll locations for my Monarch Butterfly film. I saved filming B-roll for my film until after the butterflies had departed our shores. When I write B-roll, I mean B-roll relevant to the script, not in terms of beauty. B-roll around here is equal to A-roll everywhere else!
The light is gorgeous year round on Cape Ann, but I find its ephemerality in autumn the most beautiful of all.
View from the dock at Captain Joes
Degelyse Lobster Boat
A hundred million thank yous to Joey and Frankie for allowing me to film and photograph lobster boats coming home from the dock at Captain Joes. I have much video footage to share and will when I have a bit more spare time work-wise.
Eastern Point Lighthouse Gloucester