Last night after waiting a week following my call back invitation, I got the details. Not at all what I was expecting. The call backs were to be last week and casting decided by Monday. After Monday, I was becoming a bit concerned. At this point, I was more curious about the filming then having a part or not. We had attempted to film The Clinic a year or so ago, but that fell through. So I emailed the writer of the play to see if he knew anything in his consulting role.
After returning from work last night, I opened up an email titled “Call backs.” However, this was not for the film I was expecting. The call backs are now on September 25 (the date we were to begin filming the short film). The new film sounds like an original feature length film. I was given a few scenes to memorize and familiarize myself with for the callback.
Not only that but underneath was instructions that all but a working title “Family Movie” was to remain mum. I do know this much, if I successfully progress beyond the callback, I can expect a lengthy shooting schedule… months in fact. Plus, a contracted, paid role! Trying not to think that far ahead.
I am a bit excited. I have read the scenes for which I will asked to read from and I think they look really good. The fact that I received this news on September 15 has not been lost on me. This is the third opportunity I have been presented (a job at Disney World, moving to a large city, and now…). I think it is more than coincidence and I am at least going in and do my best…. but of course I will. I would expect nothing less of myself and neither would any of my fellow tangenteers or readers who comment sporadically. One step at a time.