Totally Unauthorized

A side of the film industry most people never see.

Road trips and missed dates.

Got a last minute call Tuesday to go to work (call time 3:30 pm about an hour north of L.A. – I got the call at noon) on “Goal” – the scene was some folks trying to sneak into the US from Mexico – only they’re sneaking through a hole in a fence next to the aqueduct in Acton which had been dressed to look like the border.

It wasn’t actually a bad day. Yesterday was supposed to be the last night of the show, but because they’re working with kids, the clock ran out on them and they had to add the day. It was only a few shots that they didn’t get the night before, so we were out of there by midnight (that’s including the time it took us to load our truck). The entire crew had moved on to other projects, so they had to bring in all new grip and electric for the last day.

I went home, crashed, and then the next morning, decided on a whim to go up to Death Valley to see the wildflowers – the heavy rains we’ve had have resulted in the flower bloom from hell, and it’s not likely to do this again anytime soon, so I may as well do something on my day off other than stare at a computer screen or run on a treadmill.

Drove out in the morning (okay, I stopped for coffee first), saw the flowers, shot a bunch of photos, sat in the hot spring (I love hot springs), had more coffee, and then headed home just as it was getting dark.

On the way back, I managed to have a decently long phone conversation with Mr. Movie Star – in which I had to confess that a) I’ve never seen any of his movies and b) I had no idea who he was until someone told me.
He thought this was hilarious, which was a good thing given that most actors I know are insecure as hell.

We were supposed to have dinner tonight, but I’ve been called into work last minute (again – some TV pilot called “When I Met Your Mother”), and so I’ve had to postpone.

He says he’ll give me a call after he gets off set tomorrow.

Filed under: Non-Work, Work

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