Above: Salad Spinner Haiku (left), Don (right)
Two weeks ago, I posted a recording of myself pitching the most bizarre plot I could think of to my film class. I was terrified to note that the class was entirely unfazed by my pitch and did not, as I suspected might happen, reject my concept.
With that history behind me, today I wrapped photography on Don’s Impossible Adventure (Starring Salad Spinner Haiku). The whirlwind shoot lasted only two days and was, paradoxically, one of the most relaxed and smoothest-running shoots I’ve ever presided over. We finished substantially early on both days. I have no idea to what I should credit this fantastic luck, but it may have had something to do with the fact that one of the major characters is a tiny plastic chicken named Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Yes, friends, and I would like to state for the record that I used real stage actors for this film, setting back the dignity of their profession by perhaps twenty years; Steven Bucko played Don and Jesse Griffith played Dr. I. Learned Scholar. Salad Spinner Haiku played himself in this production.
Below: Dr. I. Learned Scholar, with stylish forehead-pig