If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wrestling with Angels

What an absolutely crazy weekend this has been!  Coppelia and I have definitely learned something.....never never ever plan to move on a weekend when you are filming a movie because things will not get done and you will drive yourself (and everyone around you) crazy.

So, we moved into the condo on Friday.  To say it was a harried day is the understatement of the year.  We fell into bed around 11:30 p.m. only to get up at 7:00 a.m. to be out the door by 8:00 so we could be on set in Malibu at 9:00.  Thankfully, with the early morning call time, there was no traffic.

The house where the filming took place was one street off the ocean in a tucked away neighborhood called Rustic Canyon.  It was a beautiful, tree-lined street with eclectic houses that were almost completely obscure behind all the flora and fauna (do squirrels count as fauna?).  As soon as we arrived, look who greeted us...
Baby sweetsie!  The owner's of the house had sequestered him upstairs and he was sitting on the balcony begging for someone to save him.  I wonder if his name was Rapunzel?

I am intrigued by each set we are on and every time, I learn something I didn't know (which is not hard since I really don't know anything.).  This movie is about a husband and father who spends all of his time working and forgets about his dreams he had when he was young and how, ultimately, he finds his way back to those dreams.  Cole is in the opening scene of the movie and plays the son of the main character.
Getting ready for the first take.

Cole's faux mom and dad.

Filming took all day (10 hours) so I did some exploring while I waited.  This house was tucked between two streets and the only way to get to it was by 46 steep stairs from the street above or between two houses and down a long walkway from the street below.
The steps to the street above.  Can you imagine carrying groceries, kids, bags, etc. up and down these stairs every day?  When we saw the stairs, Cole and I both said the same thing..."Cue the music from the movie "Rocky" and let's run these stairs!"

From the street above, you can only see the top of the house...
...and you can not see it at all from the street below.  It reminded me of "The Secret Garden".  It was very cool.

When we finally finished filming, Cole and I stopped and got pizza and headed home.  You would have thought we bought the pizza in Texas because it was HUGE...
This is one slice and there were eight in the whole pizza.  Guess we will be having pizza for a couple of days.

We fell into bed at 11:30.  Easter services tomorrow and then the final filming day for a student film.  Aren't we blessed to be able to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

"But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said.""
~Matthew 28:5-6

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