Day 152 – The New Me

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe past 18 months have provided the opportunity to be a part of five local films.  Each one has been unique.

The first film was a seven-minute short.  My part was “tech booth guy #1” or something like that.  It was a small part.  My time on-screen was less than 15 seconds total (and that’s being generous) but it required more than six hours of shooting to get the scene just right.

The next film was done in the summer and was about eight minutes in length.  I had the lead role in this film and we shot in two locations for two days.

This opportunity led to a small film in which I played an obnoxious cubical worker.  Thankfully, even though my part was a little bigger than an extra, it didn’t require a long shoot schedule for my part.  Let’s just say, I nailed it the first time.

This past spring we shot a film in Greenfield.  The final product promises to be completed this weekend and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it.  Again, I was offered the lead.  I expect that it will a film that is funny and yet very touching in the end.

And now I’m preparing for my latest role.  I’m searching for a wardrobe, a character and unique characteristics that will make this role pop.  It might be hard, given that I’m unconscious during most of the movie.  But I’m up for the challenge and want it to be realistic.  I want my portrayal of Unconscious Guy #1 to bring tears to peoples’ eyes!

Shooting begins next week and the film is scheduled to be released for the Christmas season.  Look for it in theaters near you!