Roman Vasyanov, Alex DiGerlando and I were driving around Shreveport
when we passed by an abandoned, boarded up house. We went to explore the
space and discovered this great cellar space. Alex brought in the
fluorescent lights, the toilet Ellen is sitting on, the electronics and
presto! We had The East House basement. We dug a hole in our main set,
put a trap door above it, and added a couple steps. The actors went into
the hole and appeared in this basement—even though the two spaces
were a couple miles apart. Low-budget movie magic.