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Tom’s Tattoos

Last night, I was finally watching the first few episodes of Face Off, a new reality show on SyFy.  It focuses on special effects make-up artists. What in the world does this have to do with Catching Up? In the … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Everyone

When I started the Season of Thanks, I honestly didn’t think I’d manage 31 posts of thank you’s.  Last week I realized that I was going to run out of days before I ran out of people to thank.  I … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: My Friends

When you have something that is as important to you as this film is to me, you start to really see how wonderful your friends really are.  I had so many people come through for me in a huge way, … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: The G&E Crew

You can have a fantastic camera crew, a really amazing script, and the best cast you could possibly hope for, and if nobody can see an image on the film then there was no point in making the movie. People … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Logan Truesdell

There’s an age old joke that everybody knows: you shouldn’t work with kids or animals. I knew that when I wrote the script, but well, I’ve always been a little glutton for punishment. I was worried from day one about … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Elizabeth McAuley

If you had seen Elizabeth on set, you never would have known that this was her first experience acting for a film.  Transitioning from theatre to film work is much harder than most people would think, and many seasoned professionals … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Thomas Keegan

Thomas Keegan came in to read for us very early on at our DC auditions.  I think he may have been the first person to read for the part of Tom, actually. From the outset, he was our favorite for … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Bo Keister

The thing about small towns is that everybody is connected to everybody, if you look hard enough for it. I had never met Bo Keister until the day we held our auditions in Christiansburg.  We didn’t even really know of … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Jason Wicksell

Last winter, I was talking with a professor about a different project we were working on.  She said that one of the first things that identifies a film as a “student film” is bad art direction. She was, of course, … Continue reading

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Season of Thanks: Jason Fraley

I met Jason Fraley in a screenwriting class my first year at American University.  At the time most of what I knew about him was that the script he was working on was one of my absolute favorites, and that … Continue reading

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