As I mentioned before on here, not only do I write about pirates, but I also play one on TV… or at least at live shows and indie-films, anyways. Saturday I headed up to Maine to work on another indie-film by the working title of Essential Realism. I can’t talk too much about the plot, but know that I was a pirate and had to fight a cowboy and it all makes sense once you know the plot. Got the gig through my good friends Dan and Lara who run their own film and stunt work company.
I’ve known Dan and Lara for years now, and worked with them on How to Win the Internet last summer, in which I also played another villainous pirate. Amusing enough, the pirate crew for Essential Realism is the same pirate crew for HTWTI. And a few months ago, I played another bad guy pirate for an Anne Bonny movie. All three movies I die. Now I know how it feels to be Sean Bean… minus the piles of cash.
I’m also wearing the same exact outfit in all three films, so looking forwarding to getting a copy of each fight scene for a fun trifecta.
The Assistant Director really enjoyed the work we did, so hopefully we’ll get to work more with this particular group. My partner didn’t really have any stunt work or state combat experience, from what I was told, but he did great. He learned his moves quickly and took notes like a pro. Our fight was a lot of fun and I got to see some of the footage shot and it looks amazing. Also amazingly enough is that I didn’t manage to land on any of the myriad amount rocks in the area during the fight. I’ll probably stub my toe later to make up for it.
Can’t wait to see the final cut of the fight, though.