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Well, I can now cross "drag my boobs across Dustin Milligan's back" off my bucket list.

Not that it was there in the first place, but maybe it should have been...

As I mentioned before, I was an extra in an indie film on Sunday, starring Dustin Milligan (aka gay-intern Corbett) and some other people that I vaguely recognized. The scenes we shot were club/bar scenes - so it was a lot of dancing, and a lot of mined dancing (which didn't feel as ridiculous as it probably looked)...and at one point the actors (who were having a conversation in the middle of a dance-floor) said they wanted the background performers to bump into them, so yeah...I did.

It was fun. You gotta love Vancouver - it offers such unique opportunities.

Anyway, Dustin seemed to be a very nice guy.

Also, since it was a club/bar where people were doing drugs and getting wasted, every time I ungracefully tripped in my heels, I would just pretend that I was drunk and it was acting! not clumsiness! 

They are shooting another scene they need extras for on Wednesday, but I actually have to work for a living, so I'm not able to go.

Date: 2012-01-17 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cappy712.livejournal.com
Wonderful! I'm glad you are able to enjoy the opportunities that come your way! Have fun, sorry about missing it because of work, but hey life happens right.

Have a great day!

Date: 2012-01-17 01:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-17 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nwspaprtaxis.livejournal.com

This should be your day job.

Also? Now I have the urge to watch GHOSTFACERS and giggle.
Edited Date: 2012-01-17 01:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-17 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Heheh, so do I ;)

And yeah, if extra work paid enough and was reliable, I'd totally do it as a day job.

Date: 2012-01-17 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katsheswims.livejournal.com
Wow that first line made me picture something much more naked...sorry!

Date: 2012-01-17 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Haha, I know - I was being intentionally scandalous and misleading ;)

Date: 2012-01-17 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 4422shini.livejournal.com
Yea, Dustin's a ridiculously nice guy. He's incredibly approachable. When he's waiting for his call, he sits by my desk and we idle chat it up while I frantically organize invoices and he plays with his phone.

Date: 2012-01-17 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Indeed. That's the sense I got to, even though I only spoke to him a few times yesterday.

Date: 2012-01-17 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com
You wild woman, you! :)

Date: 2012-01-17 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Haha, yes. ;)

Date: 2012-01-17 03:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] majorshipper
It's so exciting that you get to do extra work. That's something I've always thought would be fun, but unless I move to Vancouver or LA or NY or somewhere big, it's totally not gonna happen, at least for years, in which case it'd be more of a getting stationed in a big city, which doesn't happen much either...so...yeah. It resembles my pet dilemma.

Date: 2012-01-17 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
It IS kinda fun. I enjoy it anyway. For the most part it's just a lot of sitting around being bored - but it's fun to see behind the scenes on a movie. :)

You could also move to Toronto! They have a lot of filming there too.

Date: 2012-01-17 07:06 am (UTC)
nic: (Black)
From: [personal profile] nic
This sounds so interesting - thank you for sharing your experiences!

Can I ask - do extras agencies generally take on people who are available weekends only? It sounds like a fun thing to do.

Date: 2012-01-17 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
I don't know. This was a volunteer unpaid thing. I think most TVs don't film on the weekends, but movies might. You might have better luck asking an actual extra agency. I belong to one, and I just update my calendar with my availability - so, you could always sign up, and then just be prepared for the fact that you might not actually get called-up to do anything (or it'll be extremely rare.)

Date: 2012-01-17 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vail-kagami.livejournal.com
Congratulations! It's great that you get opportunities like that - and that it was fun on top of it.

Date: 2012-01-17 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yeah, I don't do it very often, but it can be fun. :)


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