Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Last Kiss

Sorry for the lack of postings but this past week has been quite an experience for my wife and I. We spent two very very long days as extras on a movie being filmed here in Madison, WI. Expect a longer version on my website soon, but here is a quick rundown.

The working title for the film is "The Last Kiss" and is a star vehicle for Zach Braff (Scrubs). It is his first movie since the acclaimed "Garden State". Costarring with him are Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers) and Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters). It is a remake of an Italian film also called "The Last Kiss". It is directed by Tony Goldwyn (A Walk On The Moon) and the screenplay is by Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby).

The filming took place on the University of Wisconsin campus and around the Capital Square. Of the 140 or so extras my wife and I were the vast minority of those over 25, so we were cast as "faculty/professional".

Being an extra is just as everyone says. It is a lot of hurry up and wait, long periods of boredom with brief bursts of manic activity. There is an excellent chance of my wife and I together in a scene. We walk by Blythe and Harold as they are conversing. We rub shoulders actually with Harold on the sidewalk. And we got paid.

More Elvi news soon.

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