Losing My Breath and On the Outside Looking In: The Weekend Wrap-Up
Shot a scene for Curbside Confessions. I am sworn to secrecy, so I will only say that the scene involved Dedrick Bullard (Eat, Rookie Bookie), Bevan Bell (Delusions, A Cowboy's Silver Lining), Forrest Pruett (Almost Made, Glorious Mail), and myself. Arnold Edwards II was directing. Aaron Jones, Dayna Hinkle (Fayette County), and Hardy McNeese rounded out the rest of the crew. We finished early, so we hung out and shot the breeze. I probably ran my mouth a little too long, because I had to get up early the next day.
I auditioned for the film Broken Down Home. I read for the lead and the main villain. The director and producer were impressed. It felt good to nail an audition. I've had my share of so-so and godawful auditions. Hopefully, I'll get a role.
Later that day, I joined a shoot for Tricks in progress. DeAara Lewis was directing and acting, and Rod Pitts(www.pittstopproductions.com) was Director of Photography. Nia, Ladonna, Deneka Lewis, DeAara's boyfriend, Czarchus, Daphne, and myself rounded out the crew. We shot a scene with Nia and another actress, then we shot a scene with DeAara, Morris Chism (Imagine, The Tank), DeMarco, and the male lead, Keenon. The cigar smoke from the scene nearly took me out (it DID take me out of the room for a minute), but we got it done.
We shot on Tricks again. This time, it was one scene involving Kim Skipper (Imagine, What Goes Around), a guy who raps named Yanike, and another guy. I knocked a lamp over while moving a chest, then I dropped my end of the chest. It wasn't pretty, and a little embarrasing. Later on, I wound up having to man the lights that we put in the outside window. They went off for a minute, and restoring power to them became an adventure. It sucked being outside because I couldn't see the acting, but it had to be done. We pulled it off. After that, Rod and I went to Yum's and called it a night.
This week, I have two screenings. Let's discuss them, shall we?
"1st Wednesday" Celebration at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Admission: $6 or free for Brooks Museum Members
6:15 PM: Gallery Talk on the exhibition "Annie Leibovitz: American Music" by chief curator Maria Pacini
6:30 PM: Elvis impersonator Danny Spinosa
7:30 PM: Outdoor performance by the Beale Street Flippers
8 PM: Screening of "Dollars and Signs" Director Brandon Hutchison will intro the film and ask questions afterward
Come see another screening of Keenon Nikita's "Just the Two of Us" on Aug. 3 at 7 pm at Studio on the Square. Admission is $15 -- proceeds will be used to send the movie to various film festivals.
For more info about the film, go to: http://www.pittstopproductions.com/j2u.html
Days Until Markus Seaberry's next screening: One day, peoples!!!
Be easy, Readers!!