Director Derek Cianfrance almost lost two days worth of footage for new movie The Place Beyond The Pines after America's Hurricane Irene brought widespread flooding to the set in 2011.

The Blue Valentine filmmaker shot Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper's upcoming crime thriller in Schenectady, New York in August, 2011, but Cianfrance admits Mother Nature threw a wrench into their plans at the start of production.

Cianfrance says, "Hurricane Irene struck and Schenectady had its biggest floods in 500 years. The night before she hit, I moved my family out of the house where we were staying. The next morning the house was under 15 feet of water. We had to cancel production because our equipment trucks were submerged.

"When I found that we had two days' worth of filmed footage on one of the trucks, I was beside myself - I've had film negative lost before. The camera department... took a canoe out to the truck and rescued our footage. We were back filming the next day."