As promised, here are some more pictures from when I was a big deal script supervisor for the Biz.
Day 1~I meet the crew and get my bearings.
The make-up crew from left to right: Tom, Andrea, Gregory Paul Smith (was actually the monster when in costume), Billy Idol Wannabe.
Shooting a hospital scene at University of Hancock.
The scriptee in the yellow flower.
Adonis and Felix, whose real name is Bryan.
Totally not bored, and apparently really rocking at my job.
Day 2-5~ The haunted Price House! Although I used to love this place for the memories it gave me, now I loath it for the pain it brought me. 18 hour days, pissing in the dark, avoiding black widows crawling up my bum... These were some of the happier moments.
Day time spooky.
Getting set up. I had a crush on her bf.
Ben, Matt, Adonis.
Night time spooky.
Monsters have to text too.
Working hard or hardly working. I was reading scripts. That's was we do.
Adonis, the cinematographer, and this kid who is in drama school. He's an actor. He worked with the Metchiks. I can't remember his name, but he was cool enough, except he told the director I lied to him. I was like 100% responsibility buddy, I didn't promise there was going to be ice cream in the ice chest, I said if there was going to be any, it would be where they keep the ice. Boom.
I was upstairs helping with a scene but staying out of the way. The Price house is very small.
2009, sans my BFFF.
Circa 2003 avec Mes Amis a Jamais.
Day The-rest-of-them-were-a-blur~ We shot at Ben, the director's parents' house. We finally get to see some serious blood.
You know you're scared.
Oh wait it's daylight.
Mayank. My dad took the stains out of his clothes. His body double was very realistic... This also was well after 8 takes. We were having some major technical difficulties.
Doing my part to keep things going smoothly.
Day I-wished-I-was-sleeping~ We did get to shoot at the Saint Pat's cemetary! That was super cool. Kinda.
Crazy Mike. Loves to talk. Loves to talk about fighting. Loves to demonstrate. Loves to demonstrate fighting on the crew.
We feared (for) him.
Day towards the end~ We shot at the Z club during the day. Bars are always so depressing during the day. Even weirder on a Sunday. I've never been to the Z club, but from the looks of it, I will never go back.
Ben recognized some real potential in me. I got to use some of my acting chops and "pretend" to be a bar patron, a role I've been preparing for for a life time. I'm super method okay.
Day I forget~ Montana de Oro. God is good.
Spooky lighting, I know right!? Most pictures courtesy of Will the dramatic lighting guy.
A lot of standing (me sitting around).
More like Fertileville. Brett, the AD (Assistant Director, I think, although I was convinced it meant Art Director) consoling me on why it is okay to be baron. Little does he know.
Waiting for the weather to get better so we could shoot. We had to keep the continuity of the lighting correct. The integrity of the film was at stake!
Day Almost Finished~ Shot in the back of Avila, like behind Gopher Glen's on the other side of the hill, on a ranch of a friend of Adonis's. Got that.
The Monster. Aka Gregory Paul Smith.
Deputy FISHMASTER! Can you bail me now?! Can you bail me now?!
The majority of the cast and crew. Starting with Canadian Tux dude on the top left: Jeff Ryan (Death Factory), Kristin Lorenz (Worm Whole Chasers), Andrea (make-up dept.) Rachel Balzer (Zombie Farm, Lizard Boy), Gregory Paul Smith (the monster), Matt O'Neill (A Feast of Flesh*), Reggie Banister (super famous D movie star, Phantasm**), Dave (Megan's law dude), Carl Edge (local celeb), Adonis (cameraman extraordinaire), Will (behind that shade, looking like a fool; lighting stresser), and me (cold and listening to my music). Bottom two: Ben Cooper (the director), Felix (boom mic dude).