Hello! We’ve been super quiet since we got back from filming BEND. It was the most intense and intensely fun 11 days of our lives. We crossed the country twice, managed to shoot 85% of our film and barely slept a wink. Here’s a run down by numbers for you:
Hours slept: 2
Phones destroyed/stolen: 2 (the pickpocket was thoughtful enough to leave Jordans phone case in her bag and *just* take the phone)
Number of wallets destroyed/stolen: 1 (pickpocket was not nice enough to leave Caribas loyalty cards behind)
Full tanks of gas: 33 and a bit
Motels we took over: 5
Subway sandwiches consumed in 11 days: 16
Meltdowns (not scripted): 3
Items larger than a phone thrown out of truck: 1
Pairs of underwear lost (dirty and clean): 3
Pieces of camera equipment hauled across country and back that never worked: 3 (Our GoPro dreams were dashed when the camera rental company sent us 2 faulty GoPros. We hauled a faulty drone the whole way)
Nights accommodation we forgot to book: 1 (lucky we got rained out of NOLA and spent an extra night in Austin which is a *super* cool place)
Nights accommodation which we accidentally booked for Mexico: 1
Number of times we lost hotel keys: too many. Lost track.
Times the cops were called on us: 1 (should have been 2)
Knee scabs accrued: 1
Injuries sustained: 2
Phones that were ever charged above 30%: 1
New songs discovered: 89
Near death car accident close-calls: 1
Poboys consumed by Jordan alone: Again. Lost track.
Times our trusty truck Desiree broke down: NONE. COZ SHES A BIG BOI.
Tolls unpaid: 2 (we think)
Times we swam in any of our dodgy motel pools: 0 because none is trying to get hepatitis.
Times we nearly went to Nashville to finish shooting because of rain/flooding: 1
Times Jake nearly used his United Airlines credit to ditch the whole thing and fly back to LA: noone knows.
Blackberry and Rosemary coffees inhaled (shout out to Aroma coffee in Austin): 7
Since then we have shot a remaining 12% of footage set in LA. Jordan has flown back to Sydney, Cariba is currently in Toronto and when Cariba lands back in Sydney a serious editing process begins. This is a lengthy process and we want to get it right! We’re attaching some photos to give you an idea of how much we fell apart during those 11 days. As soon as we have footage we can share we will update you on that! We want to thank you again for all of your support. It truly was the best 11 days of our lives.
Second is us at about 1 am somewhere in Texas, delirious but pumped after a BIG. DAY.
Bend is a road film about Jordan and Cariba. Loosely based on their real lives, but fluffed up for the sake of the screen. Once enemies, now best friends, both alpha females in their own right. Cariba as ‘BOOF’ is guarded, diplomatic and mischievious . After working solidly as an actor from a young age, she now struggles to make ends meet as a clichéd unemployed actor in LA. In an industry that demands outward selfassuredness, with not a scrap of confidence to speak of, Cariba is not really okay. While Jordan as ‘SUG’ is brash and dramatic with a real potty mouth. After working as a model and presenter she is now in a dead end job and living with her grandparents at 28. She is in complete denial about what she wants and would rather live in misery than even admit to herself what she wants from life.