Awe and Praise

November 1st, 2010 § 0 comments

Nandan here. Detroit is happening, that much I think I might be sure of now. We have a location: an awe-inspiring church by the name of Woods Cathedral:

For the last few weeks I have been in a state of constant panic over the fact that I didn’t know who was going to play the lead role in this film. My original plan was to move to Detroit a couple months before we were to begin shooting and meet all sorts of people and find someone who had nothing else to do and strong-arm them into playing the lead. In my head this was a totally feasible and realistic goal and it was going to be really really awesome.

About a week ago I was talking to our great friend, great collaborator, and even greater actress Sophia Takal and she told me about an actor man by the name of Jesse Rudoy. They went to school together and he might be good for the part. They made a little video of a little scene that we thought might be interesting. After several hernia-inducing technical delays I finally got this little video a few days afterward, and it turned out to be a feature-length 65 minute film which is probably more interesting to watch on its own and more effective/cohesive as a piece than anything I would ever be able to write. Hopefully you will all be able to watch it someday. At the Berlinale. Or on blue-ray.

After getting really hyped on this we asked Jesse humbly (desperately) if he would quit his job and move out to Detroit in less than a week. He bravely (foolhardily) accepted this offer and I’m happy to announce the face (via his facebook profile picture) of the newest addition to our cast:

I realize that I haven’t actually announced (blogged) about any of the other stars who have have agreed to join in on this uncomfortably-cold adventure. With any luck that will happen in the near future.

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