UPDATE (March 31st, 2012): Just learned that FLAPJACK is officially accepted into FESTIVAL de CANNES! Congratulations to all cast and crew!
Day 2 of 2 on the set of “FLAPJACK“.
Awww yeah! Okay, I might be the only one who finds this ironic but, I don’t think a single person had a pancakes during the shoot! It’s funny ironic, hehe. Day 2 was on the way and I looked for goodies while everyone was getting their make-up done.
Erik and Sarah were usually all set to go. Their character’s interactions are a total throwback to movies like Back to the Future and stuff, haha, it’s quite amusing. Come on, with a name like LAZER…yeah…good stuff.
For those that are curious about what this short is about, here’s a synopsis:
“While flipping pancakes at a diner, a desperate anime fan nerd, Jack, meets a girl, Lilith, of his fantasy that resembles his favorite anime character, prompting him to make an appearance change to get her attention. The courtship plan crumbles after he must face her bullying boyfriend, Lazer, forcing Jack to make a decision between returning to who he was or to turn over a new leaf.”
Not bad, eh? In light of the anime topic, here’s a neat graphic art that was made specifically for the short.
And here it is again, can you spot it?
So now you know why Sarah is in that particular outfit of hers…speaking of outfits and characters, check out the lead, Grant. How’s that for casting, eh? Haha!
OH! So, this bit of information TICKLED me…while George was working on my make-up, he was in amazement when he discovered my particular skin tone.
I had a lot more idle time today than I did yesterday, but it was fun watching everyone work. Oh, and did I mention lunch today was provided by SPECIALTY’S CAFE & BAKERY!
The next few scenes after lunch were a little more physical and stunty (yes, I just said stunty). They brought in stunt coordinator, Darren Andrew Holmquist, who I felt did a good job relaying the importance of safety during these stunts.
It was rounding the 8pm hour when we started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Buddy finally gets some action! Okay, it wasn’t much and this was the only image I was able to capture to celebrate the moment.
Just as I was wrapping up making fake food, REAL food showed up. Dinner time in the diner!
Honestly, I wish I knew where they got the goods from because they were quite tasty and in my rabid feasting, I forgot to ask.
I helped myself to some of those grilled veggies before finally snagging a plate of plain old (and rightfully unbeatable) spaghetti w/ meatballs and garlic bread.
All in all, a lovely experience. I’ll keep you all updated when “FLAPJACK” is ready to premiere. Until then…nomz away!Follow @tasialabastro