The bank heist-comedy Bolshevik! required three weapons: two for an exaggerated “dream sequence” scene, and a third, more conventional one for the “real life” portion.
“If you need guns done, and you need guns done well, Caldwell Butler is your guy. Throughout the entire filmmaking process he was competent, extremely knowledgable, and professional. He worked within a tough budget, brought authentic looking prop guns onto my set, and helped teach actors how to convincingly handle the prop guns. Working with Caldwell was both educational and enjoyable!”
-Clarissa Chevalier, Production Designer on Bolshevik!
Two of the weapons inert prop guns or “model guns” (high-quality Japanese replicas), and the third was the airsoft AK I sceniced for SOUL SESSIONS.
A stock Colt .45 1911A1 was chosen for the “real life” sequence. Despite the fact that it is a replica, all the parts move and operate just like a real-steel gun.
A replica Uzi 9mm submachine gun made by the Japanese company Marushin acted as one of the “dream sequence guns.”
The airsoft AK made for SOUL SESSIONS was reused for this film, and also acted as a stunt weapon for a scene when the gun needed to be tossed on the ground (being that it’s an airsoft gun and not a high-quality replica, it was perfect for this scene).