Friday, October 05, 2007

Hollywood North/East

It seems that lately, every time I walk out the door and drive down the street, there's another filming happening. I can tell I live in a great neighbourhood - there have been bright orange pylons and large white trailers lining the streets every other week for the past few months. A few weeks ago they were filming in the Presbyterian church just down from First CRC... Last weekend they were filming a made-for-tv movie across the road from Michelle's apartment at the old beautiful United church. Yesterday when I was trying to make my way down to Rainbow Bridal to pick up my dress for Mira's wedding I had to walk three blocks to park because every inch of parking and unused pavement in the district was being used for a film shoot. And today, whilst driving back and forth between our place and Mira's place, getting ready for the upcoming wedding, I drove back and forth through a scene around the corner from our place about 4 times before they actually started filming and I had to take the long way around. I have yet to see anyone famous, though. The sign by the shoot around the corner tonight said, "Final 24 Scene", so I'm really curious as to the meaning of the sign.... is Jack Bauer actually less than a five minute walk from my house? I wish.

In other news, the wonderful people who are Dan and Mira are getting married tomorrow, and I am so excited for them!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn :)

I don't want to be a 'debbie downer', but I can give you some info on the Final 24 show. I was in one a few months back, and they definitely are the same as "24" with the Jack Bauer that we know and love. The Final 24 is a lowish budget docudrama about the last 24 hours of different celebrities lives (who have usually come to some sort of tragic end). I was in one in the east end that was devoted to the final 24h of Janis Joplin's life. Hippie clotes in a stuffy, hot, dingy bar for 12 hours. not nearly as awesome as getting shot by Jack Bauer - which inadvertantly might be one of my goals as a semi-pro extra. ;)

Anonymous said...

oops, that's from me

Christy B

JvO said...

Aww.... that's too bad. But thanks for telling me - now I can rest assured that I didn't miss the chance to meet Jack!!

Have you done many more movies?