Paul Reubens shares his behind-the-scenes photos from the set of ‘Mosaic’!

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Hi! (This is Paul)

So, as you may have seen, the new (Steven Soderbergh-directed!) murder-mystery series I’m in called Mosaic premieres tonight on HBO (8 PM ET).  I thought you might be interested in seeing some of my behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot.

Also, I want say that I’m a huge Steven Soderbergh fan and that working on the series was an absolutely amazing experience!

It was filmed in the mountaintop ski town of Park City, Utah and its surrounding areas.  Prior to arriving in Utah, I didn’t know much about Mormons. Many of the atmosphere people (the ‘extras’) and some of the local crew were Mormon, so I got to learn more about them. They answered a lot of questions for me which was really cool.

On one of my days off I even took a tour of Salt Lake City and was able to check out many of the church’s landmarks.

Here are some of my personal photos from the shoot… Enjoy!

Like I mentioned, many of the filming locations were in the areas surrounding Park City, Utah. We filmed Mosaic at two different times—first in the fall, when there was no snow. Then, we came back when it was much colder, and everything was covered in snow.

This is what it’s like to shoot in the snow (brrr!):

During the filming, the cast and crew stayed at a hotel that reminded me of the one from The Shining.

Amirite?!

Here’s me with Sharon Stone. She plays Olivia Lake (spoiler alert: she’s the character who gets murdered). Notice how bundled up we are! It really was cold.

Here’s her chair (I’m certain I’m the only one who has this photo)…

Ok, this is me on set with the lovely and talented Jennifer Ferrin who plays Petra Neill:

And this is the house of Olivia Lake (again, played by Sharon Stone), which was a truly beautiful place to work in:

Here’s Olivia in her kitchen during the shoot. Wonder what’s cooking…?

This is when we were filming the Christmas dinner scene. Notice my script on the floor, that’s so I could refer to my lines every 10 seconds:

What is up with that painting on the wall? Is that art?! Forget it… pay attention to my turquoise ring!

Here’s my Christmas dinner selfie. You’re welcome.

Over my shoulder is Ed Solomon, the writer of MosaicHe appears in a cameo as my character’s partner:

Can we talk about my costumes? I think you’ll agree that I got to wear some seriously great ones…

Kudos to the costume designer Susan Lyall!

Big boots. You know what they say…

So many great cardigans!

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed my insider’s look at the set of Mosaic AND that you’ll give it a watch! 

If you don’t have HBO, you can see the six-part series on the special Mosaic app! It’s free to download for both Apple and Android phones. You can also view it on your computer. Both the app and the computer experience give you an opportunity to “choose your own path.”  It’s a really neat new way to tell stories digitally. You can read more about that here.

Oh yeah, and here’s the trailer:

 

  • Horray! Paul these pictures are wonderful! You’ve made my day at work more special and I’m happy because well.. I get out of work at 7PM tonight eastern standard time.. YAY! I share my happiness with you in regards to work and this blog. Have a great evening ❤️

  • Amy Miranda

    So awesome to see another big adventure!!!!

  • Amanda Dushan

    Thank you for sharing these pictures with us, Paul! I’m glad I’ll be able to watch the series on the Mosaic Free App. And I really love the “Choose Your Own Path” idea.

  • Paul I’m very excited and happy as I’m now watching Mosaic on the app on my ? (my iphone) YAY! Finally I get to enjoy this beautifully crafted masterpiece! Thank you for making my evening beautiful! ❤️

  • Helen Gircko

    Huge gratitude! Incredible and stunning photos !!! If talk about costumes, now the usual fashion shows will lose taste for me … But I will not say anything more until I watch the film to the end: psychology and color range require a deep immersion…
    (Hmm, turquoise … according to the Persian beliefs it’s the bones of people who died of love.) Curious)

  • Ms B

    Thanks for sharing these, and that is one awesome turquoise ring!!

  • Helen Gircko

    For Mr. Reubens.
    I’ll say something else, finally. Forgive me for writing about it so late … I do not know how much I will be possible to express my thoughts (given the complexity of the translation, etc.). These are all sketchy, absolutely subjective impressions, reflections and hypotheses.
    Well, firstly, it’s very good. This is too good. It’s a bloody masterpiece. To be honest, I have not seen such a really high-class, great film for a long time.
    I do not know why many critics and reviewers are always trying to single out only one main topic, to be sure to say: this is the “film about this” or “about it”: about the fate of a woman, about the cynicism of the rich … etc. “Mosaic” is a polyphonic work, where all the characters are of equal value and so valuable that each one can be put on a separate film. And viewer will retains a feeling of complete immersion in the atmosphere of every event.
    …. All that is hidden behind the scenes in the standard detective, in “Mosaic”, on the contrary, is in the frame – as if the narrative is turned inside out, the seams are visible from the outside. And there all the characters, like all the story lines, bifurcated and branched, and almost everyone will appear as a hunter, and then as a victim. This variety of themes, images, symbols, events, facets of character gives fi free breath and same time creates tension, forcing the viewer to keep everything in mind.
    …. Olivia speaks about honesty, spontaneity of children’s creativity, but “Mosaic” is a thoroughly and artfully recreated reality. Therefore, it seems to me that there very important the constantly arising theme of creativity, the themes of authorship and realization of one’s possibilities, the themes of genuine art, closely connected with the mystery and the search for truth, is no less important here… What is more important – to find the truth, or to understand that you do not need to look for it? And the search is more important than the process…
    … Absolutely brilliant move: restorer, acting as an investigator! Petra is approaching the truth, clearing one layer of information after another, as is done with the restoration of paintings. Here present a theme “the author and the researcher”, and also think of different ways to tell and restore story.
    … Detective Henry also acts as an investigator as the author, the creator of the investigation (“the criminal is creator, the detective is critic”). His work is similar to the work of the artist, especially in that moment when he is visited by “inspiration” and all the facts are collected “in focus”
    … The theme of impressionism (Italian impressionism, which is secondary to French) … It seems that this not only emphasizes the narrow specialization of Petra – this is the main constraction method of the film itself – connection of the primary colors of the spectrum, which ultimately creates the illusion of life.
    … Olivia is an unusually interesting character: yes, she hides a childish, too sensitive soul for rude words. Yes, she inspires, but she also destroys, exhausts all who are in touch with her. At some point it seems that she herself is looking for death, perhaps because she already feels like a “walking corpse” without love and inspiration. She tries to be a cynical predator, then a gentle lover, and eventually turns into a weak, helpless creature – miserable and almost disgusting.
    .. What about JC? Schiffer – skipper in translation from German. At the first moment (considering that Olivia is in the situation of Dr. Faust (devastation, the desire to stop the moment, the second youth), JC a bit like a parody of Mephistopheles.
    JC is a bit buffoonery, frivolity, grace and tart sarcasm: maybe he gave Olivia some psychological support, but what does this friendship give him?
    Probably he also feels some kind of breakdown in his soul. He always jokes, maybe conceals his soul devastation too. Or he simply hides the real “I” behind a mask of irony, as well as his eyes are almost always hidden by glasses.
    Closer to the finale, despite his humor, there is a sense of the tragedy that has been experienced ( and also irritation, his tenderness, pity, contempt and fatigue were felt. This is complex, diverse role full of subtly nuances…
    P.S. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferrin (her character resembles something from medieval art – the same ”
    fire in the soul” and asceticism), and to Michael Cerveris, whose character is so absorbed in the thought of berryllium, that he himself became look almost like berryllium (cold, smooth, stainless, like polished metal).
    Once again, this is a great movie, and a great puzzle that can be collected infinitely. Thanks you all!

  • John B.

    You the Man Paul ! 🙂