Making MoviesWell, this weekend, we finished filming on a Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Luke Wilson and Treat Williams film called "Twelve Mighty Orphans" (based on the book). Wrap day on a film is a little surreal. I don't usually get to do them because normally it's a weekday. My real work came two weeks ago when I played a dirty, homeless Dust Bowl farmer during the Depression. No lines, but my little scene didn't need lines - it was based on a chance meeting between my character and Luke Wilson. Go see it to see how long it turned out and then count the seconds you see me on screen! It should be released in about a year. The whole point of this blog is to tell you that sometimes I post selfies of me in costume, but due to a fall, I have a busted lip and so there were no selfies. Makeup covered it with some sort of concealer stuff, but by the time I would have had time to take a selfie, the concealer would be gone. So no more new pics until the next time I work and it will have to be a couple of weeks from now. Please go see "12 Mighty Orphans" when it comes out or read the book by Jim Dent. Really good people were behind and in front of the cameras. So now I just wait for my lip to heal and my paychecks to show up in the mail.
SteveInTx: You would be great at this. With a little advice, you would get a lot of work. Some time, try checking mycastingfile.com. That's where most of the background actors get their work. It doesn't cost anything to register. The best casting agency is Legacy Casting. They pay the most (usually) and in general have their act totally together. I know you have a job, but maybe they would give you vacation days you could take to go to a shoot. Sometimes there's even weekend work, like I was doing on "12 Mighty Orphans". But when a part comes along that you think you could do, I think you would have an advantage. I won't go into why unless you want me to, but pretty faces are usually getting the most work. There are other reasons too. Anyway, I'm highly caffeinated and wrote more than I meant to. But that's how it's done and I think you'd do well.