I can’t find the words to describe how I felt about the end of this week. I think it’s safe to say that on Friday, we shot the most intense scene of my acting career. I brought something I was never asked or expected to bring before and surprised myself, along with other cast/crew members. It was one emotionally charged scene which followed a lot of physical pain caused to my character; you could call it a physical and emotional breakdown. Honestly, the end of this film will probably be what makes it…how it all comes together. The way it was written, shot and directed is a gift. It’s a big part of why I was able to do what I did. That, and a great co-star to work along with. She brought it on every take and I can’t imagine anyone else having played that character.
For me to go into details I’d not only give away part of the film, I’d also end up writing pages. It’s one of those days where you wish you could share with everyone. You wish that they were there to experience it with you. But when I think about it, I did share it with a lot of people. Amazing cast and crew members who I’ve gotten to know and befriended over the past two weeks. I’m so grateful for having them involved.
As for the rest of the week, it was also great, but that last day just eclipses the whole week. Again, long days, not a lot of time to sleep in between…but the experience is well worth it. Being a part of this film and the people involved further validates my choice to change careers and start acting…all this happening about six years ago. The journey has been incredible, and look forward to future experiences without neglecting to enjoy the ride. It definitely isn’t for everyone, requires a lot of sacrifices and is something completely different than anything else, but as of now, I’m happy and thankful to be doing this.
I almost talk as if the film is over… Yes, the ending has been shot, but we still have a few key scenes to get through. In a way, I’m looking forward to the film being complete, but going from hanging out with all these people Monday to Friday, for hours and hours a day, to barely seeing any of them is a bit sad. Although of course I’ll be seeing and keeping in touch with a lot of people, it’s obviously not going to be the same, unless a lot of us end up on another set together. Been getting a lot of love from a lot of people on this one…
I’ve put up a few pictures of stills/behind the scenes shots from set which you can check out here.