Bag Man was filmed as an entry in the Loose Ends Contest for Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival 2017, held in Melbourne, Florida. The contest required the producers to create an ending for an unfinished script (also chosen through the competition) by award winning screenwriter, Russell W. Sanders. The completed film was required to portray the opening scenes, as written, along with the newly created ending AND credits in a run time of no more than 5 minutes. Brevard Film and Talent's ending was written by another award winning screenwriter, Eric Emerick.
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Working with a near zero budget, producers of Bag Man searched high and low for a deal on a rental delivery truck needed for the opening scene. On the way to finalize a less than perfect deal with a nationally known rental company, the producer terrified a passenger when she made a hectic turn into a parking lot, around a building and across four lanes of traffic. Within a few minutes she had an agreement to use the box truck she'd noticed in a parking lot - for FREE! The generous owner of the truck, who used it for a business called In the Pink Thrift, agreed to deliver the truck to the shoot and stay during filming. --- Cast and crew couldn't help but chuckle when they arrived on site of this gruesome mob film to find a pretty pastel PINK truck all decked out for filming. See more