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This past week I have been volunteering on Druid Peak, a film written and directed by Marnie Zelnick, featuring Spencer Treat Clark (Gladiator, Unbreakable, The Last House on the Left,) Nathaniel Brown (Enter the Void,) and Armand Schultz (Salt,) while the cast and crew were based here in West Virginia to shoot the beginning of the film.
Druid Peak is about a young man, Owen (Spencer Treat Clark,) who is a footloose, delinquent teenager who finds himself in a load of trouble after a tragic accident where his friend dies. Forced to leave home, he travels to find peace in the wild of Wyoming, tracking wolves with his biological father, a scientist working for Yellowstone’s wolf reintroduction program.
It was a privilege to act as an extra alongside Spencer Treat Clark. I portrayed one of his cronies who rides in the back of an old Ford truck, roughs up a poor young guy, chills in an alleyway at a drinking party, and so forth. Nathaniel Brown portrayed Owen’s best friend, the driver of the old Ford. It was simply amazing being able to work with both of them on this feature.
Besides acting as an extra, I spent most of my free time volunteering as a PA (Production Assistant) on the film, doing anything from running for water bottles, wrapping up set, to mopping up an overflowed toilet. The best part was working with such an amazing cast and crew – each and every one was so hard working. It wasn’t about just getting a job done; it was about doing it with gusto and doing it well. To top it off, they taught me an incredible amount of hands-on techniques in the gaffer and grip departments, where I spent much of my time.
Early Monday morning the cast and crew headed out for the next location, Yellowstone, Wyoming, to finish shooting the movie in the following three weeks. After that, it’s post production and sending the feature film to festivals. I look forward the movie’s completion and to meeting the magnificent cast and crew again – preferably as soon as possible.
A huge thanks goes to the City of Mount Hope for all the exceptional help they provided us in the shooting of this film, including housing, extras, and much more.
Yes, I have six more college credits. This morning my sister and I went to Mountain State University testing center, and we both took the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP – a college-level exam. I’m proud to say that I passed with a 78! (Scoring is from 20, being the lowest, to 80, being the highest.)
I’m hoping to apply to a number of different colleges soon, as well for my passport. And oh, there’s that package I need to send to the Sunshine state… anyway, please be in prayer for me concerning my life: finding the right college, the right career, et al.
Now time to write a BlenderNation.com post, work a lot on those illustrations for The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves, and watch more episodes of 24 and perhaps try and old movie like Dial M For Murder.
Charlotte Lynn and I have been teaching a 8 part, weekly class at the Historic Fayette Theatre in Fayetteville, WV, on Wednesdays at 3:30pm-5:00pm. The class has been going well. I have been recording a lot of the class on video, and so with no further ado, here is a snapshot of week three.
Our church put together a pleasant Easter production, created mostly by the youth and which involved a number of short skits, monologues, and short videos, two of which I filmed.
Here are the three pieces I put together for this special Sunday performance.
Enjoy and have a blessed Easter! Thanks to all who participated and helped.