6/5/2011-ACTING-First Weekend Filming with “Equitable Exchange”

-6/4-6/5,2011-the 1st weekend of shooting for “Equitable Exchange” (AKA We’re Killing Hippies). I actually answered a Craigslist ad for this months ago. I went there and auditioned for 3 roles-got the role of “Bryce”. The description I put in my 1st pic of me as him up here fits him very well ๐Ÿ™‚ . Kinda funny-and interesting (as well as challenging) for me to play this role because, as anyone who knows me knows, I’ve never done drugs. I’ve been around enough users via CAROLINE BLUE though-plus “Bryce” is played as a “stereotypical stoner” so……

-With the help of my good friend Sarah B. & her husband Damien, I got a ride to Rochester early Sat. morning. I had to be on location at 6:30 AM. Yep-that’s early (HA!). This is the biggest production I’ve been on to date. Very well organized. It was cool to see the crew doing their jobs. I got to meet the cast and watch them perform-great stuff. Took me awhile to learn people’s names (I’m still working on it). The pics you see are behind the scenes pics. I couldn’t take pics of the actual scenes cause 1-it’s a spoiler and #2 the mic’s used are so sensitive that they can hear my camera taking a pic so…

-I had a great time. I was in character most of day 1-and parts of day 2. You know-cracking cornball jokes when I can. Got into a few added scenes which was cool. There were times when I wasn’t being filmed, but I did help out the crew from time to time. Plus I was just soaking it all in-seeing how the crew did their jobs and the other cast members performed. It was great to be working on a high level-makes me work harder to get up there myself….

-The 1st day we fell behind due to it raining for 1one and a half hours. Even with that though, filming ran quickly. The plan is to film everything in 4 days. Yes-the entire movie in 4 days.

-I stayed at a motel Sat. night and was back on the set at 6 AM Sunday. Two 12 hour days-it can be exhausting. The weather was great on Sun. Did get a little sunburned though.

-As you can see by the last pic I added in this set, I am a little “open” so to speak. How open? Well, you’ll have to buy the DVD to find that out ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a very interesting scene to do-a lot of fun though. One thing didn’t get filmed-and I wish it did. I was walking around that closed set for awhile with just a towel and a smile. Suddenly, Tracy (camera woman) spots 2 old ladies walking toward the set. I thought they were just neighbors so-you know me-I get into “Bryce” mode and start walking over when Tracy turned around waving me off saying they were Jehovah’s Witnesses! Worse-the other person in the scene was almost ready to say her line-whcih was like “Oh Fuck…Jesus Christ…” If they’d heard that, they would’ve stuck around trying to convert us all day. I wish it had been taped-so did our director Scott. The thing is, if Tracy hadn’t have stopped me, I would’ve went over to them-in “Bryce” mode and just interacted with thm-even if I found out they were JW’s. I probably would’ve said stuff like…”Yeah, man…God’s heavy man…” and/or…”I’m just as nature made me Bible Babes…” (HA!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh well….

-Had a great time working w/ an excellent cast & crew and am looking forward to next week’s filming. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pics are up on my acting page on Facebook.


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