In order to light the massive central terminal at Grand Central, a floating light was used...looked like a strange mini--blimp floating over the station and attracted a lot of attention from the tourists and locals.
New York's finest and “Chester” the dog, took good care of our crew during the day.
Glenn and Ron share a laugh during the first scene. Very hot down there in the trains! Anthony Holbrooke in the background was one of the “actors” in this scene. Joel Gurin from NARSAD stopped by for part of the morning.
Brandon gets the “make up” job from Diana Sikes who also works with Glenn on other productions.
The important visual effects from the T-shirts with the various illnesses and family member relationships such as "mom", or "dad" or "battle buddy" or "friend."
Chris Terrio, Director, donated his time to do a series of "behind the scenes" interviews for the people who participated. Karen Callaghan joins Shari and Brandon before thier interviews.
Shari, Garen, Brandon and Glenn share a moment as we are in full swing with the morning production.
Salvatore Totino was Director of Photography for the shoot. He works with Ron on almost all his movies.
Garen and Glenn share a moment of celebration for getting this big production completed!
Very impactful scene in the main terminal with Brigadier General Sutton, "battle buddy" and SGM Ed Leardo, "post traumatic stress disorder."
Interviews underway with Shari and Brandon Staglin
Big scene with Shari and Brandon entering the main terminal as "mom" and "schizophrenia". Ron Howard gives instructions and moves back to camera.
Ron and Brandon at the lunch break talking about the day and how big an impact we hope it makes!
Glenn and Ron share a moment at lunch to discuss afternoon shots.
Shari, Glenn and Diana chat. Annie Close, Glenn's daughter in background.
Some more direction from Ron for the second part of the scene.
Close up scene entering main terminal.
OK, everybody, let's make this the last take!
Karen Callaghan and Tricia Callaghan Martino get ready for thier shots.
Mattie Pick, Calen Pick and Annie Close get ready for their shots as "sister", "schizophrenia", and "cousin". Mattie and Calen are Jessie's children. Jessie is Glenn's sister.
Tricia and Karen, are "mom" and "depression" on the front of their T-shirts, and "depression" and "daughter" on the backs.
Main terminal scene with Glenn Close and her sister, Jessie.
Glenn and Jessie get ready for thier big lines.
Brandon, Ron, and Garen just before the final big scene on the floor of Grand Central.
Ron giving direction to Annie, Mattie and Calen before the final shot of the day where the actors with T-shirts are joined by the extras and the visual impact of the "one in six adults" gets made.
Ron had a hand held monitor so he could watch the action and make corrections. Action about to begin.
A final thank you to the more than 150 extras and camera crew who participated in the days shoot.