As I mentioned in the previous post I got a call from Andrew “Tank” Rivara, who worked on both “The Waiting Game” and on Adam’s “The Dark Path” called me on Thursday to see if I would be available to work on his senior thesis film project (due in less then a month) on the final two days. Mind you, I wouldn’t be doing a behind the scenes job, I would be…acting…to a certain extent. Not acting in the way of lines, which I asked him two or three times, just to make sure that I wouldn’t have too. I don’t consider myself an actor, never have. Tank explained to me that I would be playing a school administrator that breaks up a fight between the main character, Tim, and his rival, Todd after they give speeches for class president.
Breaking up a fight turned into tackling Todd on the floor repeatedly for two days. If I were to guess how many times I had to knock poor Andrew Gual (the actor who plays Todd) whom I never met and really didn’t speak to during the two days I would have to guess at least twenty times on Saturday and a further eight or so times on Sunday. Don’t believe me, I have to bumps and bruises to prove it. Either tackling on the hard wood floor at the Fairleigh Dickinson gymnasium floor or onto Tank’s dorm room mattress, either way I must say it was fun. I had so much fun in fact I find the bumps and bruises to be welcoming in some weird way. I don’t think its news to many people that I’m not the most athletic person in the world but right after the shoot on Saturday I felt like I was back in high school and I had just come back from martial arts training. It felt good.
I look forward to seeing Sour Flower as a finished product. I’m sure it’ll look great and be quite enjoyable to watch.
During the two days of shooting I took pictures with my cell phone and while some of them do come out pretty fuzzy and out of focus, I’m going to post them on here.
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the only picture that I took of myself
you can clearly see the mattress that we got to land
Barry Smith (who was in “The Waiting Game” as Dr. Fry also) has a big role in Sour Flower
that great skate board that many of the cast and crew enjoyed riding on…knowing my luck as well as my limitless balance, if I even dared to jump on it I would have fallen flat on my back