04 January, 2008

wel-come, a night in the life of...

i deleted my last post because when re-reading it i realized it could be seen as bitter and that's not at all how i meant it. it being the first blog of the new year i wanted no debate...
when i become a better writer maybe i will revisit the subject of my love-life but then probably not...

i be happy and i am in a really good place...yada yada yada...

so on with the year and the blog! wel-come!

i worked yesterday..and it felt good. it was at this place called madh island which is sort of near where i live yet it took me for ever to find cause i had partial directions...but i arrived and it was a night shoot...which i hate to do but i need to work...it's funny cause every time i do a night shoot i say it's my last time...then...when they come round it always when i am feeling broke...how do night shoots know when i am broke...ummm

the scene was an outdoor party for this show called mikaa, which i have been on before, but this time i was not a business man...i was a party goer. i had fun, there were three other western people there who were all fun and i knew most of the Indians there so it was good. my agent has a new assistant, which is scandalous cause i am the first to know, not even the roomie knows (he left for a shoot this morning before i could gossip)...anyway the kid is really nice, tries to act really cool, fucking loves America, just thinks i am crazy for being here, he also has the biggest nose i have ever seen in my life...just being in the room with it made me want to kill puppies.
the shoot...there is some on-screen drama that happens at the party while we all dance and laugh in the background...then as the two main characters are about to kiss and make-up it starts to rain and every one has to run inside...so that bit was funny cause they had these huge hoses and made it rain, we all got pretty wet. Remember it's winter here, so it was cold but still kinda fun...then the shoot wrapped early, 2am, which meant we were going to have to wait until 4am for the trains to start running. we walked down this deserted road looking for an auto-rickshaw to take us to the station, it was sort of creepy. luckily one of the production vans came by and gave us a lift...it wasn't really a van it was a flat bed truck with a cover and twenty Indians in it...20 Indians that were smoking in the same flat ed they were carrying gas canisters in. it was crowded, we got tossed around on the bumpy back roads, one girl cut her knee. it was a one of those great Indian out-of-the-blue hilarious moments. they dropped me really near my house so that was cool i didn't have to wait at the station after all...i tried to get a auto-Rik but the driver wanted to charge me rs.50 for a rs.15 trip. i decided to walk...as i was walking i got attacked by a pack of 5-6 wild dogs and had to climb a fence to escape...dogs here have rabies...i didn't get close to being bit or anything but it was scary...so i threw rocks at them until they ran away, then i ran away...back to the rickshaw, he only charged me rs.15 and i was home.

and that was a night in my life. nutty.
i have to go back tonight to shoot the rest of the scene.

(p.s. when indians spell out welcome they do it like this...wel-come!)

2 comments:

Wil said...

Wild, rabid dogs?! Wow, all this should be in a book when you're all done. :)

(and thanx for warning me about no pictures. hehehe...I can wait a while more, but do it already!)

Oliver said...

don't kill the puppies!!!