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Movie Extra

My brother Patrick suggested me for a role as an extra in the movie Ondine, and sure enough they called me up and had me pretending to be a fisherman working on the bow of a fishing trawler docked at the pier in CastletownBere. The scene involed the main character, Syracuse(Colin Farrell), coming in to the pier on his boat the "Lucy D." with a pretty woman, the lead actress I presume. As the boat pulls in, the fishermen on the docked boats stop what they are doing; stare, point and talk about the woman. Syracuse yells up at the fishermen.

It was interesting playing an extra and seeing how things work. Neil Jordan, the director, asked me and the guy next to me if we were real fishermen and what we would be doing, so I suggested coiling up some rope that was laying on the deck. I spent plenty of time coiling and uncoiling rope, we must have done about 15 takes from various camera angles. I didn't really get any lines, but I did get to wolf-whistle at the woman on the boat. We'll see if me or my whistle make it into the final movie.

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backawayslowly
Aug. 11th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
omg - so jealous! Neil Jordan is BIG TIME!
henrylyne
Aug. 11th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Neil Jordan actually has a house here in my hometown. My father has taken him hiking before and apparently him and his wife are very nice people.
xb95
Aug. 11th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
That's pretty awesome. :)
technopatra
Aug. 11th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds like fun! Remember, if they cut you it's only because you're cuter than Colin Farrell and he didn't want the competition :)
lisa
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I'm totally seeing this movie.
slumberjams
Aug. 12th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Wow!
That is so freaking awesome! That's a good trip to the motherland, sir, when you get to be a movie extra. I'll be watching for you when it comes out.
ainetl
Aug. 15th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
i have to see the movie too. will you let us know if you made the cut? also will you post a reminder when the movie is out? i have the worst memory ever.
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