"A 15-hour work day doesn't seem quite so long when there's 20 hours of summer daylight," producer and PGA member Daniel Lawrence Abrams reminds us. Dan's photo, "10:00 pm in Alaska," was taken on the set of his feature Mining For Ruby, which shot in Fairbanks, AK in 2013. "Our brilliant and heroic director Zoe Quist was actually five months pregnant during production," Dan continues, "and yet we couldn't stop her from lugging gear herself in order to maximize the shoot's resources. Every day, she inspired us all to work even harder." You can find Zoe (also a producer on the film) in the shot just left of center, white top, arm raised. Mining For Ruby's third producer (and screenwriter) Daniel Ponickly stands second from the left, facing the camera.
There are all sorts of
payoffs to being a producer. One is the opportunity to see extraordinary
things—like the late afternoon sun at 10:00 pm—that you’d never have seen
otherwise. Another is the feeling of being part of a dedicated team, pulling
together to make something great. We think both of those rewards are very much
on display in this shot. Thanks for sending it in, Dan.
We know what you’re thinking. "Best of all time? No way. I’ve
got an on-set photo way better than that.” If that’s the case, we dare you to
prove it. Submit it to BOSPOAT@producersguild.org. Before you submit, please
review the contest rules at producersguild.org/bospoat. Because no matter how
great your photo is, we have no desire to get sued over it