This past weekend I finally got to do something that I had never done before:
Be an extra in a real production movie.
I know I know, it’s all happening so fast. Not only did they say that I absolutely killed it on day one, they even wanted me to come back to reprise my role for a second day. I don’t want to rust to judgement or anything,
But I think this was my moment.
Hey everyone starts somewhere right? Hahaha joking aside I really did have a fun time being on set seeing how the actors got ready for their roles as well as all the people behind the scenes that make the whole process go smoothly. There were multiple camera men, the producer, the director, assistant director, the boom guy, make-up artist, designer, and numerous other people that had roles of which I just don’t even know the names yet.
There are a lot of jobs on movie sets.
The movie is called “Take me to Tarzana” and it is about a group of office workers that take down the evil corporation Teleplex. Based on my past office jobs I can relate to the script. Especially about the constant sexual harassment from my bosses.
I am just too attractive you know?
Talk about a cross to bear. Anyways, back to the jobs on set. Adam was one of the chief people behind the scenes making sure that everyone was where they were supposed to be and would contact the other extras and myself as to when we should get downstairs as well as when we should be quiet as they were recording. Chloe also did that as well, she was would say kindly,
“SHUT THE FUCK UP.”
She is a very subtle person. But we were able to get the message. Truth is you need to be extra quiet when they are recording because the mic will pic lots of sound up, especially footsteps from people upstairs or in neighboring rooms, and then if too much sound is picked up they will have to shoot the scene all over again, which just wastes everyone’s time.
I really enjoyed the whole experience on set, and even better I actually met multiple clients who were interested in buying houses! Talk about a win-win. Who knows maybe if I keep this up I will be “Realtor to the stars.”
I’ll gladly take that job.
Nearing the end of the second day I was there, which was the last day on set, Adam gave us extras a very nice thank-you note for us helping out on the set. It was written on the paper towel pictured above, which was fucking hilarious, and I will be honest, one of the extras Adele, came up with the idea to add the Cheeto dust.
Which was even more hilarious.
So full disclosure, in defense of Adam, he was classy enough to give us a clean paper towel. We added the Cheeto dust. But now the elephant in the room was that there was only thank you for all of us extras so I asked them all that if I could have their permission to take it and turn into art. The note read,
“You guys are AWESOME background! – Certified, Adam Kromachou ESQ.”
Talk about professional. And touching. From its inception this note was begging to be high art. So by unanimous agreement the extras banded together and commissioned me to honor this great piece of “Take me to Tarzana” history and turn it into the masterpiece that you all see above. I know that I have served my brothers and sisters in extra-ness well.
“Take me to Tarzana” is scheduled for release in 2020 so be on the lookout for it, as well as that dapper young man in the grey suit, blue shirt, and the ridiculous bowling-esque shirt.
Five Star IMDB reviews only.
Extra gang till the day we die.