What did I tell you? 2gether made it to Jacksonville and they kicked Whoa! butt big-time. Bill, the movie’s producer, worked some magic with the numbers and we had a total of 270 extras (or thereabouts) and they ruled. They screamed their hearts out for hours and hours, learned the lyrics to three songs and the You+Me=Us arm routine. One of the girls asked me to write a letter to her boss because she was afraid he might think she was goofing off for the day. If you read this Jeff she wasn’t skiving and I hope you can find it in your heart to let her have the day off now and again to pursue her acting thing. It was a real buzz to hear all you girls singing the songs between shots. You know, I think that Bob Buss is onto something.
It was also a day of incredible ups and downs. Jerry was so sick we had to send him to the doc in the morning. Would 2gether make it? Well it takes more than a fever and exhaustion to keep Jerry O’Keefe from shaking his butt onstage – or maybe he just wanted to get back to the set in time for Mickey’s birthday cake. Happy Birthday Mickey P.
Unsung Heroes Of The Set Part Six: The Guys ‘n Gals in the production office. The two Alisons and Balazs, Richard and Suzie are the folk who receive the faxes, answer the phone calls, arrange the photocopying and so forth that keeps our day moving forward. What’s even worse is that they work in a vacuum separated from the set by half a city. Like Don, Laurie and Nancy in the accounts department we couldn’t survive without their work but when they come down to the set I’m sure most of the crew wonder who they are. Our crew is like a little city – there are people who toil away through the night and the day to keep our factory churning out film. Not everyone will get to be a star, a producer or whatever but everyone can contribute something worthy to the final film. It’s a bit like life isn’t it?
And on that note 2gether Industries wants to send best wishes to Tony, our production designer, who got very sick at the weekend and had to be rushed to hospital. The set looked great today, Tony, and your team has pulled 2gether hard in your absence. We miss you and hope you get well soon.