Two weeks ago, the POETLove team assembled in New York City to shoot our promo reel which you will be able to see very soon! Our adventure began on Saturday in Brooklyn where Henry (played by Sam Balzack) and Amalia (Anya Whelan-Smith) first meet. Amalia was dancing to her favorite song in a bright pink dress when Henry spotted her and had to talk to her.
After a lot of great takes and a few curious looks from people in the park, Uber got us back to Manhattan to shoot the apartment scene where Henry professes his love to Amalia. This is where the story gets interesting… you'll see!
On Sunday, we filmed an interview with director David Paul before dashing two avenues to the metro to make it to our next locations where we spent the late afternoon filming songs with baritone Geoff Hahn and pianist Renate Rohlfing. This was the first time any of us had heard David's English translation of "Dichterliebe" and we were all blown away. If you're skeptical, I don't blame you but you have to hear them!
Just before sunset, the sun got so intense in the room and we were able to get some great shots of Geoff. We spent the rest of the evening shooting scenes of Henry walking through the streets of New York. At 8:30pm, the happy, excited, yet exhausted POETLove team wrapped a wonderful weekend shoot.
We can't wait to share this amazing reel shot by Sam Gordon and edited by our very own producer Justine Raczkiewicz.