Lynette came to visit this weekend. Along with debauching it up at Disneyland, we managed to watch the entire series of The Office, along with some Mr. Show. I'm positively knackered from laughing too much. Gabe was here too, that wacky wackster, bearing video proof of the aforementioned drag performance. Gabe two octaves higher than usual is quite surreal.
Further down the surrealism block, I got a random call out of nowhere today from one of the directors of that little movie I did A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, saying he wants to do reshoots on Saturday. Um...huh? He says they're "submitting it to Sundance next week!" and have to finally finish it. Ok, let's examine this: it's at best an 8 minute piece. The girl whose clothes I used for the shoot now lives in some other state, so there's no continuity of clothing. I now have completely different hair including bangs that I can't hide, so there's no continuity of hair. I've lost about 10 lbs since the shoot (probably not as noticeable). The kid who was playing a three year old was six at the time, so he's now almost eight. How will this makes sense? It won't. I can go and lose an entire day to a "film" that will likely never see the light of day, or I can spend the day with my cousins who will be our houseguests.
I don't think this griping makes me a bad or undisciplined actor. I think it makes them bad and undisciplined directors. Yeesh.
Yeah..I recently contacted the 'producer' of the film I was in, requesting a copy....He said they were still editing it. It's been, like, 18 months. I don't get it.... Shawn | Homepage | 08.24.04 - 4:26 am | #
You know what I hate is that, at our level as artists we're constantly wondering if we're backing the right horse, or just toiling away for somebody who's all talk. We have to walk a line between gaurding our own time and energy and still risking our own time and energy.
But, it sounds like these guys basically want to redo their movie. Which is fine. But they should admit it. Maielloclypse the Younger | 08.24.04 - 7:31 am | #
AND they want it redone by next friday so they can submit it to Sundance! pfft.