One of the best thing about what I do is being able to work on various productions and meeting different people. What I love more is when I'm working on the set in a studio or on location. What makes it all worth-while is the catering and craft service. Sure, there's the whole creativity thing, but really...it's all about the food. Shhh...don't tell anyone I said that. haha... My most recent project was producing a short film for a good friend of mine. I won't go into specifics on what that entails, but the main thing is to make sure that all the uber-important stuff gets done. Producers do the dirty work no one wants to do.
Anyway...call time was early morning, so that meant breakfast. I didn't take a picture of it as it was only a bagel with some plain shmear from Noah's Bagels. Nothing really special there. It was a cinnamon sugar one for anyone interested. I would have rather made my own really, which I will do very soon.
The real treat was lunch. A lot of small productions will usually order food from restaurants or hire a caterer to prepare the food. One cardinal rule on any set is to make sure the cast and crew are well fed. Bad food = cranky people.
I need to give a special shoutout to Tiffany Ingle, the director's lovely wife, who was responsible for preparing the very delish lunch we had that day.
On my plate:
Some greens and cherry tomatoes with a nice vinaigrette
Pesto with penne rigate and some shredded parm (I'm a sucker for anything pesto)
Some sauteed yellow bell peppers and zucchini (how did she know I loved zucchini?)
There was some chicken too, but I had given up meat for lent and with it being so close to Easter, I didn't want to blow it. I really wanted to try it though. That was a bummer on my part. But I bet it was delish, too.
I did have one and half servings. A girl who loves her food has got to eat. Standing and being active all morning makes one really hungry. Btw... don't mind the fork sneaking into the shot below. My fork was eager to gets its fingers into that pasta.
For dessert, she had made some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies. They were thin and crisp with chocolate chunks. I probably ate half a dozen of 'em. I didn't count, but they were sooooo good.
Another film down, however many more to go. On to the next!!!