We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We provide the food (it's called craft service) - we are not union - and they turn the place upside-down creating sets. Delightful, well-mannered and very attractive kids in their 20s up from the city, full of good cheer and inventiveness. Also, plenty of film, acting, and lighting experience.
What a world! Life, for better or worse, just cracks me up. There is always something interesting going on and, if there isn't, you can make it happen. Having some kids helps to keep life interesting and complicated.
I tell them they are all after fame and fortune. They are.
Have to tip-toe around and keep out of their way.
I'd rather be back in Cape Cod - or Montana. In mid-summer, Cape Cod suits me best. Inland is too darn hot and buggy in the summer. In the summer, one needs cool salt water, cherrystone clams, sand, and a Robert Parker novel or two.
My only experience with movie producers was four or five years ago. Some film students from Emerson in Boston wanted to make a documentary about the Great Putnam Flood of 1955. They were looking for vehicles of that era and as it happened, I had just finished the restoration of a L-110 International Harvester pickup truck.
The producers didn't use it - said it looked too new.
I love the lamp shades everywhere. Remind them not to dust the tables; too much reflection.
Brings back great memories of working with some very talented youngsters. Have a wonderful time with the project.
I went to Senoia, GA last month and ran into the crew filming that zombie TV series, so we ended up have lunch with the crew. What laughs. They were working their tails off in the most unforgiving situtations (100-plus degrees and yuk dirt from the drought filling every pore), but remained very disciplined.