Monday, October 12, 2009

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I'm So Nervous I Could Shit

Busy, busy week. So busy, in fact, that the last movie I saw in a theater was Jennifer's Body. And I won't be able to go to the cinema house for Where the Wild Things Are until Tuesday, at the very least!

Fortunately, it's for a good reason. I spent Friday and Saturday working on a friend's set, and I liked what I saw. I'm beginning to really respect child actors: most of them have a real naturalism, a flow that has yet to be tainted by Acting Classes or people speaking of The Method. Yes, we all hope they grow as performers, but to see an untainted kid actor is truly amazing. It helps when the screenplay is great, of course, and I personally found this one to be haunting.

As soon as that was over, of course, we went full steam ahead on my film, which shoots this Friday and Saturday. And I am hella nervous because I meet with my teachers tomorrow for a Director's Prep. I have my tone clip (from The Hours), I've practiced my one-minute pitch, I've got a tagline and logline in mind. And I saw some storyboards my awesome Director of Photography cooked up. Locations and cast are all secure. I just hope it all goes well.

Anyway, I thought I'd talk about it now so no one wonders why I'm gone. Hopefully, I'll have pics at some point of the goings-on. Until then...


Andrew K. said...

Good luck. Are your coining a new phrase there? So nervous I could shit?

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Oh, man, I was so tired when I wrote that title. I meant to say "puke", but I started thinking of a story my mother once told me wherein her friend called her son "the cutest little shit", and the two molded in my mind. So...yeah.