Forgot to mention that the still you saw yesterday doesn’t mean we’ve started principal photography yet. I was simply shooting some stills to a) get something we can put up on our website and b) create the illusion that things are happening. Web address coming soon.
Had lunch with Peter Harding today – he’s the guy that shot the Jason Mraz in Japan footage from that Mraz Live DVD I worked on 18 months ago. I was buying him lunch so that he could ask me some career advice which I gladly gave him: “Accept all offers of work that don’t involve both nakedness and ritual humiliation.” If ritual humiliation is involved on its own that’s OK – in my experience that comes with the territory.
This being Hollywood there’s no such thing as a free lunch and by the time the coffee was being served I was blagging Peter to shoot ‘The Making Of Callback’ that I hope will one day be part of our DVD. My only fear is that I hope I haven’t just offered him the chance to make a second version of ‘Lost in La Mancha’ with slightly lower stakes. Peter says he’ll do it which will be great for you and will probably be really embarrassing for me – I’ve given him final cut over his film. As there is no Making Of of the Making Of the deal was done over Pepsis and BLTs at Bob’s Big Boy on Wilshire which is where all the deals for Callback are being signed in blood.
This is terrifying and liberating. Every day I’m finding a new cliff and throwing myself off it. And just to make the stakes higher I’m getting someone else to jump with me every time. As they say on my favourite TV show Mythbusters: “We do this for a living – don’t try this at home.”