the spirit
of Kerouac

Technical type stuff

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
Nickolas Rossi, Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmaers Page for more info
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!
PRODUCTION Snapshots and Notes
Frank Tabbita on Desolation Peak. Visit the Desolation Page for more info.
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DESOLATION PEAK  

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!
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Nickolas Rossi - Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmakers Page for more info
Nickolas Rossi - Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmakers Page for more infoNickolas Rossi - Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmakers Page for more infoNickolas Rossi - Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmakers Page for more info
Nickolas Rossi - Beat Angel Camera Operator - visit the Filmmakers Page for more info
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Hunter Mann working in the film editing studio. Visit the Editors Page for more info.
Some of the BEAT ANGEL crew on the back steps
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Assistant Director Dominic Forcier - visit the Filmmakers Page for more info.
"Has anyone seen the director??"
During the rigors of production,
grab a nap whenever you can!
Lisa Niemi and Vincent Balestri prepare to film a scene.
The crew prepares for a dolly shot.
"Mark it!"
Filming a scene in the hallway of the old Laube Hotel.  Photo by Chris Bostrom with 24mm Nikkor "fisheye" lens.
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