Thursday, 13 May 2010
John Cleese Meets Brad Pitt
On Friday morning I had a casting for a huge acting job.
On Friday evening I had a recall for the aforementioned huge acting job.
On Saturday morning I found out that I got the huge acting job.
On Sunday morning I flew out to Prague to begin work on the huge acting job.
On Wednesday evening I got back from filming the huge acting job.
This is where I've been at, so to speak.
You know, I go away on Sunday, leaving behind a Labour government and I return home to discover that, like some errant, political idiotic child; in my absence you wankers go and formulate some awful, bastard-hybrid Con-Dem alliance, which means I will never, never fucking vote Liberal Democrat again.
So this is what I come back to...
For now, I've had all I can stomach of this political nonsense, I'd rather dwell on the personal positives, than the bigger picture bullshit.
I can't give too much away about what I've been up to, not yet anyway but I will hazard a guess that the finished product will be pretty spectacular and I had the very real honour and privilege of working with some very talented people during this shoot; including (but not excluding) the directorial legend that is Bryan Buckley, Vladimir the steady-cam op, Sophie the Production Assistant, perhaps the best 1st AD I've ever encountered in David and Jim and Joaquin the editing team. I could go on and gush about the DOP who looked like a Beastie Boy and the visual effects captain but I would rather just bask in what was a great time and another leap forward in my career.
As for the post title, when I was shooting some brilliantly bizarre scene late on Tuesday night, the DOP and director told me they felt I was and I quote: "John Cleese meets Brad Pitt".
I'll take that any day of the week...