My part is "bit," but my fortune was good, nay huge! (although it really could have gone either way).
Producers were slow to call me back and since I knew people who had been definitely turned down and definitely accepted, I took the bull by the horns and called them. Mostly I was disappointed since the audition had gone so well and I didn't peg them to be the type that would just leave me hanging. Producer (and IPTV personality) Pat Boddy said they wanted to work with me but I didn't quite fit any of the parts as written and that's what was taking so long. Further strangling the aforementioned bull and his horns, I let them know what I was thinking -- what's a wedding without a wedding singer? Shockingly, they accepted my suggestion and wrote me in!
The result: I got to improvise three different versions of the scene with Boddy at the harp. One of them featured my favorite version and 20-year standby for weddings "The Wedding Song: There is Love." That version languishes somewhere on the fabled cutting room floor since it would mean fees which the production could not absorb, but you can see the improvised "free" version.
Here is my one scene ("Musician Audition"). The entire movie is there, too, broken into individual scenes at www.youtube.com/SeanOfTheW
Please feel free to leave a comment and/or tell your friends!
For another version of what we improvised, see the movie trailer at www.somethingbluefilm.com.
Translation: His mom sure liked it.
Although it was filmed over two weeks in 2006, the finished film's debut is not set to premiere until Spring 09. The most recent of the multiple delays was due to storms affecting the Gannon family home (shown in the film as the groom's home). As I understand it, this film will otherwise go right into contest mode slash DVD but we do plan to hold a premiere in this Spring at the art house favorite Fleur Cinema.
I'll be helping with publicity. Any ideas or tips? Let me know!Musician Audition scene
Something Blue movie trailer