Now, I realize that a director/producer/editor has to be very grateful that actors are willing to put themselves in vulnerable positions and committed to celluloid. (Okay, I know it isn’t celluloid anymore, but it sounds so much more elegant than “digital files.”)
And I AM grateful. Really I am. The movies we make are so much finer because of the realism with which our actors portray their roles. They are at times beautiful and shocking in their openness.
But sometimes, they just look funny. For today’s column — a few odd glimpses from Lucid!
These are the friends of the main character, Jake and Julia, played by Craig Angel and Megan McGregor. In this shot they’re having an odd cutesy moment.
This is the Michael Coon, who plays the main character’s boyfriend, Kevin. In this shot he’s responding to a direction to be more manly.
This is Jim Foreman who plays a guy from the past. I’m not sure what he’s doing here. Tasting the air?
PJ Woodside is the writer and director of Lucid, which features Bill Johnson and will be released in 2013. She is co-producer of Spirit Stalkers and six other movies with Steve Hudgins of Big Biting Pig Productions, and owner of PJ’s Productions. More about PJ here.