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Publish Date: 10/25/2005

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Roger Buhler, left, and Juan Carlos Lazo watch the taping of a scene for “Want of Opportunity” on a monitor as Anton Gold controls the sound Monday at the Bar-L Motel in Longmont. Brian Bagley, a Longmont resident, wrote and is directing the film. Times-Call/Kristin Goode

Local director moving set to Mexico


LONGMONT — Filming of a movie set initially in Boulder County has wrapped, and the crew is heading to Mexico today after shooting a scene at Longmont’s Bar-L Motel on Monday.

The movie, called “Want of Opportunity,” was written and is being directed by Longmont resident Brian Bagley. A scene was shot over the weekend at his Flagstaff Drive home in north Longmont. The crew also shot scenes on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall over the weekend.

The movie is about three men — one of them a reporter — who travel from Boulder to Mexico to investigate and write a story about a drug lord.

“Things don’t go well,” producer Chad Seilbach said of the trio’s trip to Mexico.

The scene shot inside a room at the the Bar-L, 1524 Main St., introduces one of the characters, Ned, who is “kind of shady,” Seilbach said.

According to the script, Ned is a pizza delivery driver who pretends to be a photographer so he can seduce women.

Crystal Gallimore is playing one of those women. The Fort Collins resident and former model met Seilbach at the White Buffalo saloon in Loveland and was recruited for the cast. It’s her first movie.

Gallimore’s role is of “Ned’s girlfriend.” And what’s her part?

“Right now, I’m just taking off my shirt,” she said. “It’s so fun. I didn’t know how much work really went into it.”

Seilbach said the filmmakers aren’t yet sure whether they’ll use the scene with Gallimore or the same one shot with a younger actress wearing braces, which might make Ned seem shadier.

Bagley, the director, wrote the scene introducing Ned with the Bar-L in mind, Seilbach said. The several hours worth of filming will probably appear as about 20 seconds in the finished movie, he added.

Bar-L owner Howard Binder watched the proceedings with amusement Monday afternoon.

“Hey, this helps Colorado’s economy at least,” Binder said. “It looks like a fancy place (inside the room) with all the lighting.”

The move is slated to be complete by next summer and distributed a year from now, Seilbach said. No studio or production company is yet associated with the project, he said.

Trevor Hughes can be reached at 303-684-5220, or by e-mail at thughes@times-call.com.

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