with script supervisor Julie, Natalie, the behind the
scenes vidographer, and Haley
Ryan and company
finished the first round of production on "Home of the
Giants" in North Carolina on October 9th and what a shoot
it was! Ryan says, "This is the greatest bunch of people
I've ever worked with. Working on this film and getting to
develop the character of Matt under the direction of Rusty
Gorman, just bouncing ideas off of each other and shooting
it to see what worked, was the best acting experience I've
ever had. Having that much freedom to bring a character to
life is an actors dream...it was amazing!" The cast and
crew will travel to Indiana sometime in November for a final
week of shooting. Since the story takes place in Indiana in
the winter, they need to get some pick up shots of the stadiums
there and also get some exterior footage in the winter with
snow on the ground and bare trees.
"Home of the Giants"
is a story of hoops, heroes and friendship. The kind that
brings two unlikely characters together to form a bond that
only gets stronger with time. It's based on trust. An "I've
got your back", through the good and bad times story.
Even in situations that cross the line between right and wrong,
these two friends hold tight to their belief in each other.
They inspire and encourage each other and stand strong together,
especially through adversity.
Ryan had an amazing time working
with Haley and even more fun hitting a few of the fine golf
courses Greensboro had to offer. They spent their off time
on the links at Grandover and Pinehurst, just to name a couple.
He had a great time working with Danielle Panabaker too. "She
is a very beautiful and talented actress. Her eyes and smile
light up the screen.", Ryan said. Kenneth Mitchell, who
plays the role of Keith, older brother to Ryan's character
Matt, became a great friend. They got to take in a few movies;
a Panther's Monday Night Football Game, hang out at a local
brew pub for a few rounds of pool and spent an evening with
the ladies in their lives when they came to town for a visit.
Kenneth is engaged to be married and the couples had a great
time together. Ryan can't wait to catch back up with everyone
again in Indiana for final shoots.
got to work extensively on his basketball skills with
some amazing young athletes. There were two weeks of practices
before filming and some one-on-one coaching.
with Kenneth Mitchell who plays older brother Keith.
Nasty, Ryan, Matt, Brandon and Eric
with his director Rusty Gorman who is amazing.