Monday, 24 December 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

 This month I have finally fulfilled my wish to be an extra in a movie.
 Six of us shot the whole thing in four hours with two scene locations and I was also the boom operator. A great learning experience and a fun morning in the quiet Sunday morning streets of Rose Bay.
 It’s an independent short film called “The Payoff” and there I am as one of the “threatening” looking construction workers. The director flipped out when we were changing into our construction clothes because I had tattoos and insisted I be at the fore of each shot I’m in because that made me “look the toughest” which was quite hilarious although I did look very surly because I did a night shift before we started and I hadn’t slept for nearly twenty four hours.
I will be sure to let you know when it's edited and uploaded. At the end of the shoot I handed Bob the Director the script I wrote last month and he asked “when do you want to shoot it?” so it looks like I may actually be able to cross “make a movie” off THE LIST in the next month or two.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I moustache you a question...

........but I'm shaving it for later.

Despite the itchiness and constantly having a furry shadow in my lower peripheral vision I have had fun pruning shapes of hair into my face over the last month and can now cross “grow a moustache” off THE LIST.

The Motorhead
The Artist

The Trucker
Also getting crossed off THE LIST I have this week completed my first proper (short – 9mins) movie script in just three drafts (that’s industry talk folks for rewrites – ha ha) I am pretty happy with it and learning all the correct dos and don’ts in my screenwriting course. I decided to make separate list entries for (short) and (feature) so as not to allow me to relax on my original intention of writing a feature length script so it’s really only half a listing crossed off.

Sad news this blog – the nicotine monster has been making a comeback in our game of  “I WIN, YOU DIE”. Will getting stressed help me win? No of course not so I’m not freaking out too much but I do need to regroup and take another shot of “JUST DO IT!” I have quit some things in my time but this is by far the most ingrained, unholy of addictions – kids, let this be a lesson, DON’T SMOKE!

This week I have also booked tickets to Europe for March/April next year thus motivating me to start some real organising for the next travel adventure. It is getting exciting, I skyped my friend Mal in Sweden who is coming with me and the first stages of seeing the northern lights are being put in place, that is going to be SO cool! Extensive planning and research is underway to see just how many European goals I can cross off THE LIST in one trip. So far I have Sweden, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Prague, Poland, Hungry, Moscow, France, Amsterdam, Belgium and London!

Addendum - the final remnants: Feburary 2013........................