Putting my best face forward...
I was asked to be a husband to a delightful actress as a Background couple (BG) in a Shem Creek restaurant scene for a show called WE LOVE YOU, hopefully, to be seen on the YouTube Red subscription network.
Casting people and the film's Director may have a clear image of the character they want...or just a vague feeling. A pro headshot comes in handy in helping them make a decision.
Even after the scene has been shot - and after I've signed all the paperwork to be paid - there is no guarantee that it will actually get on the air.
Fortunately, I know Joseph Nienstedt, a multi-talented photographer, who was all set to capture me in several headshots.
Made an appointment and Joe spent well over an hour to get a smiling shot and a more serious one. This way, I could be considered as a happy-go-lucky nice guy with a ready laugh.
Maybe a seen-it-all detective or simply a lovable grandfather in a family setting.
I'm still basking in my nice long scene with actress Sheila Cochran where the two of us reacted to a scruffy, battered, bleeding guy
who shuffles toward us. Sheila is a great "hospital screamer!"
This is in the Adam Sandler film THE DO-OVER, that started streaming since Memorial Day on Netflix.
Ok, I have my new headshots and will send them when applying for roles in a tv show or movies filming nearby. It's a good, fun thing to do when you're retired.
And, best of all when you're picked and you nail it.
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About the only time I write in cursive is my signature. Maybe I'll get to do autographs some day.