(Jennifer Jelsema as the Prisoner in the Son of None music video Nottingham from Perelandra Pictures)
This shot almost didn't happen. Todd Lewis (the Director of Photography) and I debated the safety of putting an 8-ft ladder on the gallows and carrying a large expensive camera up it. We decided to get the shot using a GoPro. On the day of filming, much to our horror, we realized we didn't have the right memory card. Thankfully, a cast member happened to have one we could use.
Figuring out how to get the shot was taking up a lot of time, and we had so much left to do that day, that I almost ALMOST cut this shot.
I'm very glad I didn't. It's one of the most powerful shots in the film.
See Nottingham online 1.17.18!
– Jacob de la Rosa, Writer/Director/Producer