GRR. ARGH. But yet…
Ok, let me explain. We got to our location today and get started. Brian “Botkiller” was playing our Young Man, he was there already; Chris Ranney was playing our Middle-Aged Man, he was there already. As was Steve, Sara, Paul, and now, myself and Tracy. So we got lights set up in the bathroom (which was different than I had planned on and required some on-the-spot re-writes) and got right into the first scenes of the movie. We got the scenes of just the Young Man and Middle-Aged Man done, and were ready to add Defective Man and Horn Dog to the mix. But we had no Horn Dog.
Sara got on the phone to Dickie, and we soon found out that we had no Horn Dog so far because Horn Dog was not coming. Dickie and his room mate had gotten into some sort of accident (I’ll admit, once we got past the “I’m not coming” part of the talk, I kinda zoned out so I’m not sure all the details) and Dickie would not be able to play Horn Dog. GRR. ARGH. The movie was falling apart in my head – I saw all these YEARS of work on script and pre-production and so on and so forth going up in smoke. Less than smoke. Dust.
Lucky for myself and Steve and all of Defective Man! that Arthur – my assistant director who really did not have a whole hell of a lot of interest in any large roles – stepped up and donned the horn. And he did a kick ass job. Thanks to him stepping up into THE SECOND LARGEST ROLE IN THE FILM WITH NO NOTICE, we got a lot done today. And I know that Art will be there, so I guess it’s the 4th time that is the charm for us.
Scenes shot: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16
Scenes done: 40 out of 134
Amount of DM! shot: 30%