In Running Scared (2005), There is a final shootout scene at an Ice Hockey rink, but this scene looks very violet/blue.

enter image description here

Why final shootout scene shot in very dark tint?


1 Answer 1


Essentially, because that's what the director, Wayne Kramer wanted.

From an interview...

It was very expensive to light and the producers were trying to talk me out of it — which I’m glad didn’t happen. I was doing some ice hockey research on the internet and came across this Jet Ice black light paint and immediately thought that would be amazing to capture on film.

I don’t think we quite executed it the way I had in mind — due to technical difficulties and lack of time — but I envisioned more bullet impacts in the ice with the ice shattering into different colors and exploding through the air. I think we got just a hint of that; we were more successful with the fluorescent pucks and the DayGlo jerseys.

I also wanted the scene to be a significant set piece — this is where it all goes down, so to speak, and I wanted the backdrop to be memorable.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .