11 August 2008

Film for the First Time!

If you had told me just last year that I would be filming a movie in my house with a crazy cast, my friends Megan[the director], and Christopher[the writer], and an awesome crew, I would have laughed uncontrolably and walked away. Never in a million years did I dream I'd get the chance to do something so...indescribable.

But before I go on, let me introduce myself. I'm Lauren Dunacheck, and I play the role of Molly, in END. I've grown up in Orange, California my whole life. And let me tell you, disregarding the theater troop shows I've done, this isn't exactly the 'land of opportunity'. I've been performing in musicals since I was 5 years old. It has basically become the focus of my life, except school of course. Which, by the hovering of my mother, whom me and my grandmother call 'hitler', I have done exceptionally well in.

Now you would think that if I was this involved in thearter that I must surely have most than just a list of over 15 shows that I have performed in. Something that would give you an idea of the seriousness and deserving-ness of a role in END. Well, I dont. I never thought about doing anything like this perfesionally until a year or two ago. Of course, everyone involved in the arts says 'i want to be on broadway', even myself. But my interests couldn't even be contained to 1 category...so up until awhile ago, I never really thought about it.

Going back to END, I never thought I'd get an opportunity like this. I basically owe Christopher and Megan my life for giving me the chance to experience something this amazing. The cast I am working with is intimdatingly perfessional[and no, im not just saying that because they can read this] and very entertaining. Each of them has qualities within them that only heightens the greatness of which this film will reach. I would go into detail, but we'd be here all day.

We just wrapped up the first weekend of filming, and let me tell you, it's been crazy. From the constant cracking of jokes, to the chills of when we have nailed a scene, it's just...wow. Some....[let's say] unique things have happened on set. From the completely...'PG14' to 'R' comments that keep us laughing, my depravation of the Twighlight series due to an AP History book I must finish[which has being quite depressing] to Dave and Ashton caving in our drywall. No harm done though, Ashton isn't in pain, and hopefully Dave is done feeling guilty!

Through everything that has happened so far, I must conclude that I am looking forward to continuing the filming process. And that I will be sad when it's over. I can not express the amount of gratitude I have for the cast, crew, director, writer, and my parents[because the set is indeed my house]. You have all been wonderful and extremely entertaining thus far.

So this wraps up my first post in our END Blog...

With much gratitude,