I have worked with my lead actors, Brian Shea (Shecky) and John Snell (God) before in a DV feature film we shot about four years ago called The Box. Shea also worked with us on a short called The Business Trip. Shea is a local actor and an amazing talent. He’s won numerous awards locally for his abilities and his a frequent resident on the local theater scene.
John and Brian on set for The Box.
Snell, also a wonderful actor, as a great sense of warmth about him, which makes him perfect for the role of God. As a father loves his children, so does God love us. And that sheer joy of God’s true and sincere giddy love for us is important for the success of this little short, and I believe Snell will be able to fill that need within the role.
The last time I worked with Snell, he was a local resident. I didn’t find out until late last week that he now lives in Atlanta. So, we’ve helped him get some lodging and he’ll be here for the shoot day, May 3rd.
I also secured a follow up location as well. The majority of the story takes place at God’s comedy club… Club God. The second location is for an award ceremony. After speaking with a friend of my wife’s, we’ll be able to finish our May 3rd shoot day at this second location.
I’ll have more detail later. There’s a lot to do in two weeks, so I better get started.