Behind the Scenes: Creating the Book Trailer for Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Creating a book trailer, especially a live-action one, is not always a walk in the park, and in this case, it’s a walk in the graveyard!


Adriana Mather, author of How to Hang a Witch, and her crew visited Salem, Massachusetts, and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles to create the upcoming book trailer for her second YA novel—Haunting the Deep!

We took a trip to Massachusetts to get in on the behind-the-scenes action. While we didn’t meet any spirits, we did get a lot of fun pics. Hope you’re not afraid of ghosts, or a full moon, or a sinking ship. . . .


Sometimes you just gotta take a break and have a little fun before getting to business.

And there’s a lot of waiting around for the perfect shot. . . .

But there’s still time for a quick group photo.

Every once in a while, you take risks . . . like walking in the middle of the street.

We filmed all day, but the fun really started once the sun set.

There’s nothing like a graveyard at night!

We weren’t even scared by the full moon. (Okay, we were terrified.)

We had a little too much fun with the fog machine. Can you spot the ghost?




We interviewed Adriana, and she told us all about her family who survived the Titanic!

Our lead actress brought her advanced reader’s copy of Haunting the Deep  on set . . . and she’s soaked. (You’ll have to wait for the full trailer to see why!)

Adriana’s editor makes a cameo in the trailer, too!

And that’s a wrap, folks!






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