A movie I worked on, Sleepwalking, had it’s Hollywood Premiere last night. Because I can’t embed scripting on WordPress, I have to send you here to check it out.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, we have the local premiere next week. I previously posted about it here.
A mini-series I worked on, The Englishman’s Boy, makes it’s television debut Sunday on CBC. There is a great write-up in the Globe & Mail.
It’s based on the Governor General Award winning book by Guy Vanderhaeghe. From the cover…
The Englishman’s Boy brilliantly links together Hollywood in the 1920’s with one of the bloodiest, most brutal events of the nineteenth-century Canadian West – the Cypress Hills Massacre.
Many of the extras used were actual descendants of those involved.
I worked as an extra for the 1873 scenes, and as a stand-in for Michael Therriault and Nicholas Campbell for the 1920’s. I saw some amazing sunsets and spent a lot of time hanging out with horses. Here I am (left) with Josh Strait (right).
I read the book when it came out in 1996, but never imagined I’d be on set years later, working on the movie, chatting with the author.
The journey of getting this film made has taken 8 years, and is a stunning achievement. I’m proud to have been a small part of an important and moving piece of work.
I’ve been on a tear today. All kinds of new releases. Episode 22 of the New Human Podcast is now available for download. I talk all about my experience on Ferris Wheel (UPDATE…Ferris Wheel is now called Sleepwalking), a movie starring Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSofia Robb, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson. I was a stand-in and photo double for Nick. It was amazing to watch these incredible actors work. I will cherish the memories forever. The cold weather caught us a few times, but we did have some amazing sunrises and sunsets. I will always remember how gracious the cast and crew were. Be sure to catch this movie when it comes out next year.