Most of BEAT ANGEL was shot on various Fujicolor 16mm color negative filmstocks; the B&W scenes were shot on Eastman 7231. Arriflex 16BL camera provided by Motion Media Co. Arrifles SR2 provided by Camera One, Seattle.
Filming Beat Angel - the spirit of Kerouac - an independent feature film
The main 26-day BEAT ANGEL shoot took place in the long-abandoned old Laube Hotel on State Street in Bellingham, WA. Thanks to Daylight Properties and Bob Hall for kindly permitting us to film there.
Plus many thanks to Aaron & Amy Roeder for letting us shoot in the late-great 3B Tavern.
Thanks to all the location owners who let us in to shoot, and to everyone who lent a hand to the project!
Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 as a Forest Service fire lookout on Desolation Peak, in the North Cascades Mountains; he wrote about his mountaintop experience in Dharma Bums and Desolation Angels. BEAT ANGEL mounted a 4-day expedition up the steep 5-mile Desolation Peak trail to shoot scenes at the cabin where Kerouac worked and lived. This spot in the picture is not far from where we sighted a grizzly bear!