Xtem's Night Out
The call came through at 11pm, and basically stated that filming was currently underway at the "Bree"/Fort Dorset location. I headed out armed with a torch and camera. Parking my car by the beach, I proceeded to run along the uneaven pathway, battered constantly by gusty winds that threatened to upset my balance. Anyway, blah blah blah, getting to the top of the hill I was enthralled to be able to witness a night (almost midnight) shoot. This consisted of 4 huge spot-lights which not only lit up the set, but also the sky and surrounding 3-4 blocks of residential housing. These were held up by the huge "Titan" style cranes
. Anyway, down to the gory details, there were at least 2 security guards patroling the front gate, 1 of which had a bike in which to patrol the area. There were cars everywhere (including one which I recognised from the Mt. Vic shoot), and at least 7 huge moving style size trucks.
As I sat and observed, my heart took a jump as I zeroed in on 4 objects in one corner of the set. 4 men, in black cloaks, hooded and abreast 4 horses. I was seeing for the first time in REAL LIFE, the nazgul. And they were truly scary. 3 of the horses were darker colored, brown and black, the other a lighter color of gray, possibly even white. As I sat and waited, breathlessly sometimes, I could hear distant murmurs of voices, and then, as I watched astounded, someone clearly yelled "Action!" and it was all on! The riders rushed forward in a gallop, around a large tree (which hadn't been there 2 days earlier), and disappeared into the alleyway of the set. Seconds later I noticed dwarfish figures emerging from dark corners of the set, and they too disappeared, somewhat in a "cautious" manner, down into the alleyway. I realised that I had just witnessed the shooting of the scene where the 4 nazgul riders storm out of Bree, which means that actor Elijah Wood most likely wouldn't have been on the set this night.
If I haven't been excited so far, I was now!
Huge thanks to 'Xtem' and 'W.R.S' for keeping an eye on PJ for all of us!