Up at 5:30 a.m. this morning to walk the dogs and get in for the first blocking. It was Day #1 of Episode #102, 12 Hours, and I wanted to make sure I was there on time: a) for my director, Bruce McDonald, b) for my cast, c) for my crew, and, most importantly, d) for breakfast.
I arrived with plenty of time to spare. Approximately 45 minutes to spare. And so, I ended up doing a little work in the office before strolling over to our standing sets.
First up today were two scenes with actor Francois Berleand (Inspector Tarconi). He was brilliant – picking up where he left off in the the Transporter film series, crafting a character both amusing and incredibly endearing.
After finishing up with Frank’s house, we moved to Carla’s office for Chris Vance and Andrea Osvart’s first scene together. Wow! Talk about onscreen chemistry. These two spark and sizzle together. Tough and charming meets strong and sexy. It’s going to be a lot of fun writing for them this season.
We finished up the office scene after lunch, and then it was over to our rigged Audi for the interior car sequences. We ended up blazing through the driving sequences and, defying the odds (and Brendan’s pessimistic prediction), finished our day on time.
Congrats to the cast, crew, and the fast and fantastic Bruce McDonald!
Got home for 8:30, exhausted yet upbeat. It was very good day. Except for the fact that I got no writing done on my rewrite of Payback. Not at all sure when I’m going to find the time. I think I might leave the script out on my coffee table overnight in the hopes that the script elves pay me a visit. I know it’s a longshot but at this point I’m willing to try anything.