Updated 06/11/2012 08:29 AM
Lone Star Scene: Indie film 'The Bounceback' plays out in Austin nightlife
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Working from sunset to sunrise is just another night on the job for the cast and crew of "The Bounceback."
Writer and director Bryan Poyser is the maestro behind the 23-day shoot where his 100-page script plays out. Most of the shoots happen overnight in Austin hot spots.
"This is definitely the biggest movie I've ever done. I'm used to working with crews of about five people and we've got about 50 people but fortunately we have a really good behind-the-scenes team," Poyser said.
The crew includes local pros like cinematographer P.J. Raval and producer Megan Gilbride. Together they're crafting a romantic comedy that beats in the heart of Austin's entertainment district.
"We focus on some of the more unique aspects of Austin nightlife. There are quite a few scenes at the Alamo Drafthouse. We shot at the Broken Spoke. We shot on Sixth Street, just live on Sixth Street with total chaos behind us," Poyser said.
The atmosphere is a little more controlled during scenes inside a smoky downtown bar where actors Michael Stahl-David, who plays the main character Stan, and Addison Timlin set the scene.
"Stan comes to Austin on kind of a whim to try win back his ex-girlfriend or at least see her and try to connect with her but is blocked by her best friend," Stahl-David said.
"Stan is like on an adventure in figuring out whether he made the right move regarding his last relationship, and I sort of throw a wrench in the whole plan of winning the lady back because it sort of ignites that exciting moment in which you realize there's possibly someone else out there," Timlin said.
You'll see Timlin next in the new ABC series "Zero Hour." Post-production continues on "The Bounceback" through the summer with plans to play first at film festivals.