17 GIFs that Sum Up What It’s Like to Make a Movie

Making a full-length, feature film is an experience with a whole bunch of layers to it. There’s the thrill, the stress, the excitement, the haze, the daze and everything between it all.

I’ve been producing an upcoming High Octane Pictures film, The Jurassic Games, for the past six weeks. It’s been my first foray into film and it would be an offensive understatement to say that I’m addicted to the prospect of doing this full time.

That being said, here are 17 GIFs that perfectly sum up what it’s like to make a movie:

Getting the call that it’s time to make a god damn movie.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The night before you start filming and it gets unbelievably real that you’re doing this damn thing.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The general feeling associated with filling out all that SAG paperwork.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The pure ecstasy of shopping for wardrobe.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

When you are stoked about a performance but the scene isn’t over yet.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

Needing to ride in an off-road vehicle to get to set on-location.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

What happens on set, stays on set. #VegasRules
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The only way to feel when you’re halfway through principle photography.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

You build some badass friendships for life.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The moment the director calls a picture wrap on main talent.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

When it’s day 18 and your only option for lunch is pizza. Again.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

Sometimes it gets hot. Like, really, really, really hot.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

How everyone looks and feels after a 19-hour day on set.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

How it feels to discover that making a movie is an unexpected weight loss program.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

Watching everyone on set being damn brilliant at what they do.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

The moment when crafty shows up.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie

When it’s the last week of filming and no one has murdered anyone.
17 GIFs that Sum Up What It's Like to Make a Movie


A unique mixture of “The Hunger Games” and “Jurassic World”, The Jurassic Games imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten death row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show (hosted by The Host, played by Ryan Merriman) that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch. If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality. The Jurassic Games is slated for a 2018 release. Follow High Octane Pictures for the latest news on the film.

  • AJ

    Confession: I love Ryan Merriman.

    • shuggilippo

      Confession: He’s one of my favorite humans.

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