Thanks for stopping by.
I am always amazed how many of you take the time out of your days daily, to visit me here in Blogland!
It certainly keeps me on my toes !
So Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Well, you know you think all I do is work?
Let me set the record straight,
and invite you into our home yesterday.
You probably know that my
darling daughter Grace is home from New York at the moment,
that she is an aspiring actress,
that she hangs out on rollercoasters with Kevin Bacon,
and is following her red-carpet dream.
Well this week, her agents sent her the script she has been dreaming about for 2 years, and told her she needed to submit a tape within 48 hours.
BOOM. Learn the lines and film them.
Look beautiful and go for it!
So the house got turned upside down!
All the YouTube Tuesday cameras and mics,
lights and filming equipment migrated to our living room
(thank God we have the gear!)
Jim on cameras
Dave on script
and I was the Producer, Director, Hair and Make-up Artist,
and Tea-maker (multi and tasking are my middle names).
She had to submit the script with an American accent
and then with an English accent.
So we put her hair up and poshed her up as a Brit,
and let her be her usual curly-hair self to be American.
It was such fun!
Dave really got into it.
Jim sure knows what he is doing too,
which is a Godsend.
So this is it, behind the scenes.
Checking to make sure it was what she wanted...
It blew me away how professional she was. Like a real actress.
Quite amazing actually.
Claritystamps certainly took a backseat yesterday!
it was CBS all the way!
And do you know what?
Even if Grace doesn’t get the part;
even if they are mad enough to miss her,
we had a blast.
This was how she dealt with the camera being set too low....
but Dave couldn’t stop laughing, so we had to change the angle!
Just look at the state of the living room!
Right. That’s it.
All done. Cup of tea needed.
How many men does it take to plug a TV in to review??
And that really is it.
Once the tape has been edited and submitted,
it’s well and truly out of our hands.
Grace will get to where she wants to be.
She has that rare stickability, that upbeat, tenacious, audacious attitude, which will not be beaten.
Every now and then she comes home for some TLC and a chat.
New York is a big change from an old farm in Cowden or Crowborough!
So let’s just wave to the tape and blow it a kiss, as it makes its way to the desk of an Emperor in the film industry.
Whether it’s a thumbs up, or a thumbs down on this job -
somebody will spot her. How can you miss her?!
Especially with me as her Manager!
lots of love,