The Trappings of Filmmaking


In an effort to prove that I don’t just sit and obsess about the status of my manuscripts and future writings, I wanted to share with you a project that I’m going to be working on the first weekend of June.

A friend of mine is making a film called The Art of War. It’s a goofy comedy/action/horror movie with really stupid dialogue, gratuitous action scenes, complete nerdery and zombies. Is anyone sensing a theme here?

I get to play a character by the name of Darryl Holder, a complete odd-ball who is one part conspiracy theorist, one part uncomfortable geek and three parts Smashmouth fan. The role was actually written as a really small part in another film I was in (see 100 Things Post for linkages on YouTube) and somehow that bit part garnered some praise and a bigger part for ol’ Darryl was written in the new film.

Last night we shot a ‘fake’ prom picture with my character and a woman who looks like something out of a horror movie. It’s going to be a bizarre flick. There’s no two ways around it.

That being said, my work on Goodhalo is going to slow down a bit. I’m committed to the entire weekend, plus Monday to get this sucker filmed. There’s a scene toward the end of the flick where my nerdy character comes out of his shell and breaks out the kung-fu to battle the undead. Should be either hilarious or absolutely stupid. Maybe a little of both.

I’ll keep you updated and when possible post photos from the set. I’m sure I’ll have all kinds of quality to share.