On my first day back I got a job at the beach. So after packing the suitcase and moving across America to start a new life, then somehow landing what would essentially be my first real job with the flagship Adidas store on the West Coast… I immediately asked for 3 weeks off.
Another opportunity came up. For the next three weeks I’ll be crewing on the independent mini-series Courage, New Hampshire with a few fellow RIT alumni. Adidas would have only been part-time. Who knows, maybe they’ll actually hold the job for me, but there was no way I could pass up full time work on a film set taking place back in 1770. I’m thinking I’ll be a Featured Extra at some point, maybe even lucky enough to butcher an English accent for a line or two.
Very nice spot. Reminds me a little bit of back home. I crew for six days, scout on the seventh. For those that haven’t heard the plans for my next intended project, well, let’s just say this isn’t too far off.
Funny to think about that, “the next project”. I spent my last East-side days in Rochester, pulling about four consecutive all-nighters, fine tuning The Essentials down to a point that I can confidently let it be. After all, films are never finished, only abandoned. We didn’t actually hit “Export” (finish) until Monday at 1:00am and my flight was departing about ten hours later… gotta love close calls. The whole team really pulled through at the end though; the final film is lightyears beyond where it stood two months ago at the test screenings. Hopefully a few of you will be able to see it at some major festival this fall / winter for the World Premiere.
I continue to be the only person living in Los Angeles without a car. Not too bad though, there’s a lot of interesting people on the bus. One of my most recent trips featured a half hour lecture about how to take on a rattlesnake in the desert. And let me tell you, that guy was very thorough in his description. Sometimes this place just feels like one big Stratford with flashing lights. The other night I met someone with a unique history that got me thinking: If your grandfather had a formal picture taken of himself with Adolf Hitler, and then one day you find it, what do you do? I mean, it’s history… but it’s Hitler. I can’t wait to put that one in a movie.
Now that The Essentials is done and I’ve made the jump, I’m hoping to keep this site updated on a weekly basis. Hopefully there will be news worth reporting, but if not, I’ll be sure to make up some entertaining stories. Add me to your Sunday routine!