Laid Films’ “Last Stop” feature a big shoot for a small budget; short uses the Red One camera

PRODUCTION COMPANY LAID FILMS and a crew of about 40 are in the middle of a 23-day shoot, ending Aug. 4, on a low-budget feature, “Last Stop,” about a man’s desperation for an overdue change in life so great it compromises a new love interest and nearly destroys a friendship.

Filmmakers are Chicagoans J.D. Stimson, Jr. the writer/producer, a University of California film and marketing grad, and producer/director Andrew Rodriguez, who both act in their first feature.

John Klein is cinematographer, shooting on the HVX200 onto P2 cards; Yuko Kajino is co-producer; assistant editors are Ryan Linich and Don Ferguson.

Film students from DePaul and Columbia College will receive class credit for their participation as interns in the production.

The producers plan to shop the film to film schools “as an example of how to make a movie I conjunction with a community,” notes line producer Shadie Elnashai.