Local filmmaker debuts movie at Martin Theater

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 09:16 AM.

Raines had to “find a different spin” on the story. Once she found her angle, it took her two weeks to draft the first version of the script. Once complete she had to find actors and locations to bring Tumbling to life.

Utilizing modeling agencies and open casting calls through Craigslist and Facebook, she assembled a cast of over 50 actors and three crewmembers to populate the world she had created.

The entire movie was shot in various Florida towns including Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami.

Because Raines lived in Jacksonville, where she graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor’s in psychology and sociology, during the film’s production she often spent her weekends commuting to shooting locations.

Due to a limited film budget, Raines often had to get creative with specific locations.

She temporarily turned her brother’s house into the main character’s home, and a rented hotel room doubled as another important set. The film’s extras even assisted Raines in finding additional shooting locations in the towns she wasn’t familiar with.

Once shooting on the film had wrapped, Raines found herself having to edit the footage together, a process she learned through online tutorials.

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