Midgard Studios' camera emergency was solved when one was loaned to us late in the summer of 2002. At that point, I had heard about the upcoming Port Townsend Film Festival's 48 hour movie contest (more on that next week). With the new camera there was nothing stopping us from entering, except it seemed like a very high stress situation in which to be playing with new equipment. So I took a silly word game I had played on a long bus ride once and turned it into the script for Apostle. It served nicely as practice for the contest the following month. It was shot in the park above the I-90 tunnel in Seattle. In this as well as the following piece, you can see the influence of watching a lot of Buffy right about this time. I was very interested in trying to capture that sense of witty banter and (later) the combination of humor with horrible situations.