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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"The Presence"

The Pig Mobile and I have arrived in Oregon! It was a beautiful, but long, drive from Cupertino, CA where we spent the night with Val, and Government Camp. I was in the car 11.5 hours. Today, I'm fully unpacked and moved in to the beautiful condo that I'll be sharing with the wardrobe designer.

My first assignment is to create welcome packages for each of the cast and crew's condos. Tom, my producer, suggested eggs, butter, brownie mix and ice cream. I'm thinking fruit, granola, nuts, organic green tea. Can you see where this is headed? Send your ideas, but hurry! What would you want to have in your condo that makes you feel at home?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Off to Oregon!

I've been hired on a new production! "The Presence" is a ghost story starring Oscar winner, Mira Sorvino. Filming takes place on location at the Historic Ranger's Cabin at Clackamas Lake, about an hour outside of Portland, Oregon. Tom Provost and Tom Rice, the writer/director and producer, respectively, invited me to be part of their 30 member cast and crew on Mark Stolaroff's recommendation. Shooting takes place over four weeks in this very isolated location. We'll be housed at the Collins Lake Resort in the village of Government Camp. Government Camp, located on the south slope of Mt. Hood is known for two things. It's the only place in the US where you can ski year-round and it's home to the Timberline Lodge, where Stanley Kubrick shot exteriors for "The Shining". Spooky.

Best part of this project, I'm getting paid! And the "Pig Mobile" has also been hired. That means I'll be driving the fourteen hour trip through northern California to get there. My goal is to take lots of pictures and keep posting. Oh, my job on the film? I'm Production Hostess, responsible for keeping everyone fed, happy and feeling taken care of . . . in other words, dispenser of Southern Hospitality!
Check out the project and where we are staying at the two new links, Khartoum Fims, and Collins Lake Resort.