Yesterday I acted in a movie called The Last Film Festival with Dennis Hopper, Jacqueline Bisset, Leelee Sobieski, JoBeth Williams, and Chris Kattan. That’s a bit of an exaggeration because none of those people were there, but they are in the movie, as am I. I have a prime role. That’s a bit of an exaggeration because I was technically an extra, but I talked loudly whenever I was near the mike. In one scene, I walk into the theater (which was actually a high school in Queens) with a girl who was knitting a scarf, and whenever I got under that boom mike, I gave myself a line. Different ones for each take.
“Can’t wait for this movie!”
“I hope I get a seat!”
“I want some popcorn!”
I had a very brief fleeting time under that mike. I could have said something more subversive, but I don’t think that would’ve ended up in the final cut. I could have said:
“The cat baked those cookies.”
“Autumn makes my poo change colors.”
“Is Kurt Fitzpatrick in this movie?”
I also had a scene in the theater watching a movie and reacting. I kind of had a line, but it was overlapping with other people talking, laughing, and clapping.
I have avoided extra work in the past, and there was no big money for me in this job, but it has been a while since I’ve been on a movie set so I got myself on one doing whatever was available. Movies lead to more movies. And I got to meet a bunch of cool new people. New to me, that is.
Some of you may be wondering what is happening with Quaker Love. There was a lot of shooting on this one because there is a montage scene and there was actually some b-roll stuff I had to shoot, like establishing shots. I filmed it Aug. 22, 30 (the most shooting), Sept. 3, 4, 5, & 6. Now it is all done, except for the editing, which I’ve only done a little of. I sometimes find during editing that I have to re-shoot some things, but right now I think principle photography is completed. Any chance I get to edit this week, I will be. It’s on the fast track!