I Ordered No Creamed Corn
You might recall that this summer I shot the webisodes for Space Hospital, and that I loved it and it was so much fun, and so forth. Well, wonderfully, it seems work begets work, and I have gotten two offers to shoot other films from people who worked on Space Hospital. The first one is a short film and that is shooting next month. There is only a working title on it yet, so I will wait to tell you more about that one.
The second is a feature-length film called Herpes Boy, which is adapted from a web series which you can see here. The main guy is called Herpes Boy because of a big birthmark he has on his upper lip. People make fun of him, and he is constantly annoyed by everything. You can get an idea of it from seeing the videos. Yesterday, there was a reading of the screenplay. I went, thinking, "ok, we will see about this."
Well, ladies and germs, I get to the house and it's Beth Grant's house, who I know from a lot of stuff but especially Jericho. She's playing the mom, and this man is playing the dad (who is also her real-life husband), and I recognize him from a ton of stuff. I look around and notice other actors whom I recognize from various films and tv shows. It is at this point that I think to myself, "Oh, this is a real movie." And then...then I see her. And my stomach instantly tightens, and I'm instantly on some alternate plane, and I'm instantly thinking, "OK, I am soon going to the black lodge." Mrs. Tremond from Twin Peaks herself, Francis Bay. As in, "I ordered no creamed corn! Do you see creamed corn on my plate?" As in:
So I had a total fan freakout moment of "ohmygodI'minamoviewithMrs.Tremondgaaaaaah." And then I settled into my rocking chair and we read the script, which was good. Really quite good. Really funny. Quirky and strange and engaging. Byron, who is the lead and co-screenwriter, is just adorable and very funny. And I love my character, whose name is Patch and works at the local coffee shop and also has a big birthmark on her eye. Sweet.
So I left thinking, "wait, so what just happened?" I am so grateful and excited and I hope this movie really gets made because I want to be a part of it. They need funding still, so keep all your appendages crossed. Also, as an aside, Francis Bay told me that David Lynch is the finest director she's ever worked with. I should think!
On top of that, it was just a great weekend of hanging out with friends, with Chuck in town and a fun party at Kristen's house and a rousing game of Would You Rather (which we got from Ma and Pa for our anniversary) and just general friend goodness. Plus music, too! So, lots. I'm a little glowy.