Saturday, April 30, 2011


35 would be the number of hours since I last slept, but I snuck in an hour long nap, so now that number has dwindled to 34. Still impressive if you ask me. I might be partial though because I know I worked all day Friday and then went down to Santa Cruz Friday evening to start the 24 hour Film Festival. It. Was. Awesome.

I sat down with the director, producer, and some other writers and we came up with concepts for the script. We nailed down a plot, assigned character roles, and waited for the theme to be posted to the website to see if we could incorporate it into our preconceived idea. The theme was completely different from what we had originally planned (an idea based around death), but we were able to tweak on of the characters to accommodate the theme. Turns out, I actually liked this idea better than our original. It seemed to have more substance and fluidity.
A snapshot of the set.
There were some mishaps that occurred. One of the actors was a no-show. I actually had a feeling earlier on that he wasn't going to show for some reason. Maybe it was his brooding headshot, or the fact that he looked like he wanted to be a model more than an actor. We also got off to a bit of a late start, but overall, we nailed it. The director stepped in to fill the role of the depressed patient and he did it easily. I was really impressed. I could talk about my qualms about another somebody, but I'll hold off. Momma always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all," and that is exactly what I'm going to do. The crew was amazing and the producer's roommate made us all a really great dinner. Besides the super long schedule, I had a really great time.

Now I'm biding my time and attempting to tire myself out even more so I can get a solid night of sleep tonight. I'm EXHAUSTED. I feel like all of our hard work was well worth it and I hope the editing goes smoothly and everything is able to be submitted. I'll go more into detail about this all later, but right now, my bed is calling my name. This girl has an early bedtime tonight!



1 comment:

  1. Awww finally back to civilization and catching up on my blogs! thanks for the birthday shout out!! I cannot wait to hear all about this...let's try for dinner ASAP!!