Carbonated Pop Icons was written by L. L. and Mike Shannon , both former managers for... more »
Carbonated Pop Icons was written by L. L. and Mike Shannon , both former managers for the movie theatre industry. The majority of actors used in the production were former or at the time of production, movie theatre employees.
Since all movie theatres have few "dark hours" all shooting had be accomplished with limited resources, quick settups, mobile equipment, and quick rehearsing.
Senior theatre management "looked the other way" as long as shooting did not infringe on the theatres normal operation.
Due to the difficult shooting schedule most coverage for all scenes were filmed weeks or even months apart and placed together in the postproduction process.
When production wrapped in 2002, the film enjoyed a long postproduction process as the company that owned the theatre was sold to a large national chain and then shut down in 2005. As of this writing, the theatre remains vacant with the only testament to it's operation contained in Carbonated Pop Icons.
Written by L.L. and Mike Shannon. Directed, edited, and photographed by Mike Shannon. Music by Mark Frederick Jr. Starring L.L., Justin VanDyk, Scott Madden, Pierce James, and Cori Fletcher.