Archive for January, 2008

WHO NEEDS WHITE NIKE SPORTSHOES?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
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My luggage has still not arrived, that’s why I think a little shopping won’t hurt. But anyway, at least the airline has called and asked if I own some white Nike sportshoes. Some have arrived… What the hell do I need a pair of white sport shoes here? Apart from the fact that they are not mine…. By now I start wondering how I should survive 3 month with only 3 shirts and 2 jeans. It’s a pitty, but I think I should buy myself some shoes :-)

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Day 14 - SHOCKING NEWS: SCHOOL SAYS „NO“ TO FILMING!

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
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Hanna High School has still not returned our calls. So we still don’t know if we get the permission to shoot from the NEW principal. (The old principal had already given us permission but is not responsible for the school any more). Constanze and I know, we gotta react: We are not gonna wait for the principal, Miss Alarcon, to call us back anymore. We are gonna go to the school, walk into the office and talk to her face to face.
Because somebody has to take care of the casting calls, which is gonna be me, Constanze goes to the school by herself. When she finally comes back after an hour, I see trouble in her face. She tells me that the new principal said NO. I can’t believe it. Shock! Fuuuuuuck!!!! No way!!!! Constanze starts calling people on the phone to see what she can do about it. No, we won’t give up. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And after a while we decide to do something, which will cheer us up: Shopping.

FUCK YOU BARBARA

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
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Let´s say it in a friendly way: Fuck you Barbara!!! I´ve changed my clothes already 2 days ago….

Day 13 - FRANCIS BACON AND CHANNEL 4

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
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Thank God! Constanze has bought a T-Shirt to change! The only thing is that she won’t take the price off and wear it because she still thinks that her luggage will soon arrive and in that case she could return the shirt. I think it was Francis Bacon that once said: „Hope is a good breakfast, bit it is a bad supper.” 103 more calls for the casting. Constanze is constantly on the phone answering calls. She can’t even take a pee. We are wondering about the amount of people who have read the ad in the Brownsville Herald. Then, we find out that Channel4 made a casting call as well. What in the world is Channel4 and how did they find out about us? Whoops, the phone is ringing again. I guess we gotta need another casting day (or days) to be able to see all these people.

MY EAR HURTS

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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The casting call was a huge success, even if my ear is hot the whole time. I was a little desperate, because Barbara was supposed to already have the cast when I arrived, but she didn’t. But now I think we might be back in our time schedule. The most formidable thing for me is, although I tell people on the phone we can’t pay anyone for starring in the movie, everybody wants to come to the audition. It’s just unbelievable! Only Barbara behaves like a little bitch, she doesn’t want to see all the police officers. But I will force her to, I don’t want to put the police off from the beginning.

Day 12 - BEING CHASED BY THE POLICE

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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There was some misunderstanding with the Brownsville Herald (Casting Call). Their article said that we were looking for police officers and teenagers for the movie. Teenagers is right. Police officers, well, I’d say there is one small part in the movie. But now that they’ve put it, it seems like all police officers of the Rio Grande are gonna show up for the Casting. Who knows, might be useful for something, Constanze means, who still hasn’t got a new T-shirt to change. (Her luggage is still missing).

By midnight Constanze already has 213 messages on her cell phone. All from people who wanna come to the Casting. And the cell won’t stop ringing.

Day 11 - “WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME OUT IN MY MOVIE?”

Monday, January 28th, 2008
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It’s the middle of week 2 and I still don’t have my main cast together. Both, Constanze and me, know that we gotta do something about it and start planning a huge casting call. We put an add into the Brownsville Herald (local newspaper). The Casting will be next week.

SHALL I GET NERVOUS?

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
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I’m still waiting for my luggage, but they told me it was in Houston. How can that be? Yesterday they told me it was already in Brownsville, now it’s back in Houston????
Don’t want to buy new clothes, because I’m still hoping my own stuff is coming any minute.

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Day 10 - STRANGE SMELL (PART II)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
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Constanze’s luggage is still missing. All she’s got is one T-Shirt and one pair of jeans, which she’s been wearing ever since she got here. She already starts smelling and refuses to buy clothes. Well, I guess, she still hopes that her stuff is gonna be found somewhere in round the world. Maybe Japan. Who knows.

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Day 9 - SIZZLING HEAT

Saturday, January 26th, 2008
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It’s about 100 degrees today. Constanze’s luggage has still not arrived. While she is desperately calling people on the phone to find out where the fuck her luggage is, I meet Zuly in Cameron Park to try out some scenes with her and her friends. Her house is too small. So we just do the casting outside. Well, have I already mentioned that it had around 100 degrees today? And have I already mentioned the humidity in Brownsville?
However, it didn’t take more than an hour for me to almost collapse and I had to abort the rehearsal and go back to the hotel. Tonight I’m gonna write Haake to bring a family pack of blood pressure pills, when he comes.


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