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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. ~Socrates

Who knew it was so hard to die? Today was my second attempt at acting (the first attempt was to play Jesus, and that was 33 years ago in a nativity play)  and it is hard work. I had a tiny  bit part in a scene that runs for about 40-50 seconds.

The scene involved my witnessing then attempting to stop a kidnapping and getting a knife through the chest for my troubles.

Later on, as a joke we chalked my body out   \""Chalk

I think there were about 6-7 shots I was in, some of them we did up to 8 or 9 takes, plus 4-5 rehearsals.

There were also two other scenes shot on the day (in other locations) In total we worked for about 10 hours (7am – 5pm) for a total of about 2 – 2.5 minutes of finished film. It will get better as we get into the heavier dialogue scenes.

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1st Shoot Day

Today is the first shoot day for the movie, and the first scene involves me playing a bystander who gets stabbed in the chest.

We then head to the back of Lilydale Lake and Coldstream Airport to round out a full day of shooting.

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Elendils Secret

There is a more public link to some pages with information about the movie.

I’ve helped Luke out a bit with a few changes to the script, and he’s asked me to be Unit Manager and oversee the props.

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