Last night, I had a dream that I was the leader of a spaceship and that I was taking my crew up into space. When we got up there, a hole got pierced in one of the windows and I had to block it with my hand. I blocked it all the way back down to earth.
Der Gugelhupf is all around me. This week, every time I got a call from anyone involved in it, I thought they were cancelling on me! However, it didn't happen! I think this project is happening! And - you may not realise how great news this is - we know where we can use a toilet!
What I really need to do now is take a step back and be the actress. I count on this week's Triyoga classes as well as morning walks to keep me sharp.
In the next few days, I will also have last rehearsals with Hannah Rogers (co-director) and our actress Maria, confirming the story's visual and emotional progression with the help of a storyboard that can serve everyone. Our DP has also asked for visual references, which were fun to research.
After the shoot, I will recap on everything I've learned leading up to it (including the B word: Budget!), and describe everyone's work in more detail. I am quite pleased that almost everyone on this shoot is someone I have worked with in the past in one way or another. Being on many short film sets over the years really does create friendships and bonds.
We will have two co-directors, three camera crew, four production assistants, a make up artist, a sound recordist, and two actresses!
See you on the other side, and thanks for following!