On Feb. 10, 2014, the United Film & Television Artists (UFTA) held its first meeting since the wrapping of its film, "Casting." UFTA members met at 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Fort Myers, Fla. A video film clip and behind the scenes photos were shared.
"Tonight our meeting was full of hot topics all in regard to our latest film shoot. We have been working on this project for years in the planning stage. Pre-production took a year, and as of this past weekend the production stage of it became finalized. Post-production (editing) is soon to follow!" - UFTA President Al Quinn
Apparently the majority of the cast and crew for this film were UFTA members. That was not a surpise considering the film's main purpose is for UFTA members and its future members.
The purpose of UFTA:
"The purpose of UFTA is to provide information, support, assistance, and education to artists and other production crafts personnel, associated with the creation and production of film, television, video, broadcast, recording, and theater products in the State of Florida...
Examiner.com was invited to this "historical" meeting of sorts due to it being the first film shot by UFTA. Many of its cast and crew attended to learn about the weekend's shoot results.
"Our first day of shooting was at Protocol Models on the Gulf in Naples, Fla. The second day's location was in Fort Myers." - UFTA Treasurer Carrie Belluso
The film's director of photography, Ernesto Lasso de la Vega, was the evening's guest speaker. He presented a video sampling from the film's dailies.