30 Minutes and the Disappearing Year

In the interest of not boring anyone to death I will refrain from actually asking, “Where on earth did this year go?!” because I know you are thinking it too. It’s like…the end of November, everyone. I have already gotten out my puffy coat and everything.

It was easy to forget that at the beginning of the week, though, because I got myself on a train out to South Bend to work with writer/director Shaun Mark Burrell on Pixel Stream Pictures’ new short film, 30 Minutes. I play a rogue secret service agent embarking on an assassination plot.

I know, I know, it’s really freaking neat. Also, I had the absolute best time.

Production photo © Joel Cochran. Figuring out my weaponry on set with producer/DP David Stillson.
Production photo © Joel Cochran. Figuring out my weaponry on set with producer/DP David Stillson.
(Click the photo to see more of Joel’s work at South Bend Media!)

 

When you’re on a film set, everything else disappears. You’ve got a strict shooting schedule, a crew working way harder than you (if you’re an actor–but strangely you get to take more breaks than they do), sometimes limited windows of opportunity to get really important shots, and then, of course, the late-night delirium when you have reached hour 18 of filming and know you have at least three more scenes to go.

It’s really fun.

There are lots of amazing and possibly embarrassing production photos over at the 30 Minutes Facebook page— please, head that way and ‘like’ the film so we can share the journey with you! It looks like the final product is heading for an early 2014 release, and–hey! That’s only like three months from now!

Oh boy.

I’ll leave you with this still of the moviemaking magic that happens in post-production. Look at my handsome fellow actors!

L to R: Jason Smither, TJ Martin, Ken Dusek, Ken again, me. Exquisite work © Pixel Stream Pictures.
L to R: Jason Smither, TJ Martin, Ken Dusek, Ken again, me. Exquisite work © Pixel Stream Pictures.
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