Creating the Crawlway Junction

In between the worlds of comedy and sci-fi will live a masterpiece known as “The Lower Decks”; a sitcom that plays off of the cliche’s of the sci-fi genre. Produced by Andrew Townsend, Thomas Reyes-Cairo, and Taylor Ehlert, this is sure to be something a little different!

Pre-production began in April with the completion of our script and the posting of our casting call. In May we auditioned many great actors, and selected our fantastic cast.  We also began working with Lakeview Academy and Renaissance Academy to organize the use of their state-of-the-art star ship simulators. We finished off May with an amazing table read bringing together our entire cast and realizing that this is going to be an amazing project.

As we continue to get closer and closer to shooting our production, The Lower Decks, pre-production gets more exciting! While both Lakeview and Renaissance have wonderful looking simulators, they do not have anything that meets our needs of the belly of a star ship. As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to build one.

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Bryce Ford and 1st AD Taylor Ehlert construct the framework of the crawlway.

With the creative minds of Thomas, Bryce Ford, and Brian Christmas we designed a large crawlway junction for our characters to veg out in. Construction began on June 3rd and continues to progress.

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Layout of the main wall with it’s conduit supports.

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Standing eight feet tall, the main wall of the set takes up 96 square feet of vertical space.

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Director Andrew Townsend sets in the wall panels.

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Now that the set can stand on its own we begin the embellishments.

Huge shout out to several of our sponsors and helping hands including Natural Edge, Canyon Road Haunt, Wade Lee, Adam Townsend, and Abbie.

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Build crew on June 24th – left to right: Wade Lee, Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Andrew Townsend, Brian Christmas, Taylor Ehlert.

We are still accepting sponsors for those who are interested, and look forward to continued success and creativity as this project grows and moves onward and upward. Shooting will begin on July 22nd and conclude on July 29th. Please contact the producers Andrew, Thomas, or Taylor directly if you would like to donate financially to this project. If you’d like to donate time or materials, please reach out to us as well.

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One thought on “Creating the Crawlway Junction

  1. spencerkathryn says:

    Lookin’ good!

    On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:08 PM, A. R. Townsend Productions wrote:

    > tammoleif posted: “In between the worlds of comedy and sci-fi will live a > masterpiece known as “The Lower Decks”; a sitcom that plays off of the > cliche’s of the sci-fi genre. Produced by Andrew Townsend, Thomas > Reyes-Cairo, and Taylor Ehlert, this is sure to be something a ” >

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