Sunday November 01, 2009
The MTA was being a bit uncooperative, and I arrived a couple of minutes past 11am, but I'd called Olly to indicate such and there was no problem.
Time-wise it was a long day, for a student film; the cultists were wrapped around 7:30pm, but never throughout the day was it ever boring nor did it ever feel like a long day.
The crew were pleasant, director Olly and producer Stephen even took turns working the boom mic.
The sides at the audition implied a goodly supporting role, while technically, apart from the three main character principals, the rest of us were
(very) Featured Background, but we were at least treated as though we were principals.
Once we got going, and my "love litter" was brought out, Olly was surprised and amused at the inclusion of the Dalek, and had no issues with it being used.
I was amused and surprised that several of the actors recognized what
(and from what)
One of the very first thing we did was the tearing of the prop-photos.
It was a one-take thing; the camera was from behind the cult leader David
so of my prop photo all one could see
(as well as the prop photo
used), was the white back
(Ginger Pennington played Marie, one of the three principals).
One aspect that I probably should have done differently; at the top of our scene we do a "My name is ______ and I'm a Plover."
What I thought was a run-through or rehearsal was actually shot, and we each used our own given names.
Hope that doesn't come across too weird; normally I would not call myself Geoffrey in a film, I'd most likely use Lawrence, the second half of my given name, and a surname from my mother's side of the family.
The meal was pizza; I found out early enough to relay I don't eat pizza.
Asked what I would like, I accuratedly pointed I'm inexpensive to feed: a McDonalds double-cheeseburger
medium fries and a medium regular coke
I figured it not only was it inexpensive, but I could collect a few current Monopoly game pieces.
The pizzas arrived... and two 2-liter bottles of diet soda, but no McDonalds
(and no regular soda).
Just before I figured I'd have to go forage
(which wouldn't be the first time on a student film, and at least at the corner were a few small grocer type stores),
someone pointed out a single-cheeseburger had been procurred... Carls Jr.
Carls Jr.'s burgers are Just Tolerable to me;
their fries are edible despite generally being pretty nasty; even reheating them I was only able to eat about half of'em, but it was still better than having to go forage on my own
(beyond my walking down to the corner to procure a regular soda so I could have something to drink after the food).
Considering his email signature, I clarified that Olly prefers that to Oliver.
As his professional name is Oliver, one may note early on in this report I shift from referring to him as Oliver to calling him Olly, once we began working together.
Sporting a rather
blonde hairstyle, co-star
had a good sense of comic timing, and at one point
(I think during lunch),
revealed being from Kentucky.
I pointed out
my best friend
(who eventually would, based on results, publically and openly
lose her mind,
and days later betray me),
was from Bowling Green but I happened not to mention my then-friend's name
(I didn't learn until later that the two did know each other...!).
While still light out, Olly brought us to the front yard for a photo shoot, intimating they'd be photos possibly for the DVD cover or such.
It looks like it should be a funny little movie.
Can't really say much more as yet, as it could end up having spoilers.
was nice enough to drop me at the Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line station; as luck would have it I only had a five minute wait, and at Universal one of if not the last Rapid Bus of the evening was backing up to come 'round for its pick-up, getting me home by around 8pm'ish.
It may have been my own email, but Olly and Steve had some difficulty getting attachments to me
(script, callsheet, et al),
but they had copies of each for me.
When I got home I noticed the callsheet only listed the three main principals, none of the cultists.
I emailed Olly requesting a list, so I could credit them here,
as well as find them on the IMDB, MySpace and/or Facebook
(my having already found and linked up on Facebook with Lisa Mayo and Ginger Pennington).