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Been so busy… helping film a movie! “Sleep, Wake, Forget”

So, I’ve totally been MIA for quiiite a while. I do a very poor job keeping anything up consistently; it’s something I desperately need to work on.

I have been very busy, doing a lot of different stuff, but my main two busy-ness-es are my full-time job and another big project. For the past month or so, I’ve been helping out with a film that an MSU colleague wrote and is directing. My focus is marketing the film, but it expanded to feeding the cast & crew, as well as anywhere else I’m needed. I’m having a blast!

The film is called Sleep, Wake, Forget, and it’s a story about two brothers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic creature-infested world. To describe it using popular movies and cooking terms, put 28 Days Later in a mixing bowl, add quite a few shakes of The Road, and several spoonfuls of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Oh, and a dash of The Fall for good measure.

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I’m working with so many passionate people, passionate about different aspects of making this film! We drive our to west Michigan every weekend to film in a new beautiful location – woods, fields, abandoned warehouse. I never studied film or film-making, but it’s so much fun helping where I can, to make sure the movie runs smoothly.

We work with blood:

Kim (my sis) bloodies up Vel (playing Max,
the younger of the two brothers)

Contacts with varying levels of blindness:

Vel in his character contacts! Okay, okay, as it’ll be in the trailer, I’ll tell you – he gets bitten by and turned into a creature! *shock horror*Max is his in early stages of zombie-ness. The equivalent of a green banana, if you will. 

This is a good ol’ ripe Zombie

Lighting barns (not me personally):

Eating in barns (not only eating in barns a lot, but eating a lot in barns – Thanks again Marco’s Pizza!):

Drinking lots of Biggby Coffee, a local Michigan chain!!

Hiking in the woods (some of us carrying a 30 lb camera bag; also not me personally ;P)

Eating amazing ice cream cookie pile made specially for us by our waitress at my favorite restaurant in the world, The International Traveler’s Club and Tuba Musuem!

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