On The Set!
|An earthquake, with destroyed highway, buildings that collapse on command, smoke, etc|
|There we are! as actors run through in panic, and Responders assist us injured|
Charlie and Mary Wickentower, Patrick Thorkveld, and Satyriasis Sheryffe gave the commands to us actors, and Gwen Gwasi, and Shayla Juran, Gentle Heron, Dawn and Xanadu and I all stood for our parts, eager to begin.
When I got up to them, was ready, with two monologues memorized, an hour of makeup and a brand new Gisaci sweater! I was hoping they would ask me if I would do a romantic scene, maybe I could meet my Prince this way! Mouth to Mouth rescuscitation is a lot like a "kiss of life" if you think about it. But instead they said,
"So, Charlie says you're pretty good,, how long can you hold your breath?"
I smiled, realizing he could not see the nub of the winding shaft under my sweater and simply said, "A very, very long time sir."
|Are you sure this is how the great actresses get discovered?|
We laughed and joked while the cameramen told us not to move.
Gwen Gwasi floats a bit before she gets First Responder help, and Shayla got a tan on a piece of road rubble, I kept my ears above the water to hear the joking, while we waited, and they took many many shots.
"Okay, let's set up for the Picnic set!"
We were handed towels and given clothing, T-shirts that had different jobs on them, but the backs all said First Responder. I noticed as I pulled the dry T-shirt on, the familiar slowness to bring my arms down, the difficulty keeping my back straight. Had it been 2 hours? How long had I been floating?
|I think this was a shot for the end of the movie, note the info plaque on the wall|
|The big cast shot|
|Factory worker? Me? Patrick Thorkveld and Charlie Navarathna in the background|