I travelled to Rockford yesterday to be in my newest film, Uncle Ken, written and produced by Ron Johnson whom I worked with on the film, Connections. I played the part of a waitress. Having waitress experience I naturally aced the part.
I did screw up a couple of times. I moved some cups on the table when they should have stayed on the table. You have to leave stuff alone for consistency in the scene. I also took a photo when Ron was shooting and ruined the film with my flash. Woops! Thanks goodness Ron is so forgiving.
I needed some coffee and there was none around the restaurant as it was closed at the time of shooting. I made do with a bottle of A-1 sauce which every table had a bottle of the stuff. That must be a Rockford thing. I mixed it with water and it passed for coffee. I was so embarrassed when the owner of the restaurant showed up later. I should have paid him for the bottle of A-1 I guess.
The movie is about a boy who witnesses his uncle abusing his aunt. The restaurant scene was when the father was trying to talk to his son about the incident.
I met some lovely folks who were extras in the movie and the filming crew. It went quite well but took some time as films always do.
I gave my card to the boom guy in case he ever needs an extra in one of his movies. Networking is very important in being a movie star.
I have been considering writing my own movie which would star myself and friend, Garnet, who is also a movie star. There are not a lot of calls for 60ish aged old broads. I just have to come up with a good plot and get started on my movie.
PS I started writing the move for Garnet and me. Wish me luck.