It sucks, and often it’s nobody’s fault… but it happens.

If you’ve ever been in the sticky situation of having a crewmember drop out of your production at the last minute—whether right before principal photography, or worse, during the shoot itself—we want to hear your story.

Fill out the form below with a few lines about what happened, how you and your crew rallied to overcome the problem, and your advice for anyone in a similar situation. If we like your story, we’ll feature it in the Fall 2016 issue of MovieMaker, on newsstands in September. So… spill!

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Photograph by Estúdio Horácio Novais.