So today is the big day. We are having our first read through for Trapped in the Woods at 6:30. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I remember about 3 years ago when I had the first read through for an earlier draft of this movie and how I gathered everyone around the table and kept avoiding the actual read through because I was scared to death of what they would say. By time we started it was just me, Zelda and Lucy and they did tear it apart. I went on to write four other drafts. The fifth of which is what we are reading today. Myself, Ashley, Zelda and Tre are the only people coming back from the original cast.
This time everybody has read the script ahead of time(or so they tell me) so I'm not nervous about what they think. Truthfully I'm more nervous about everyone showing up. I have a lot of people signed on that I've never worked with before and I know next to nothing about their work ethic. I've texted everyone today to remind them about the read through and the lack of responses is not encouraging. It's discouraging if truth be told. The plan is to start filming in two weeks. If I have to recast half of the movie by then it might have to be pushed back even more.
It's stressful but hopefully everything works out like it's supposed to. I mean we seem to have a good crew together so I have faith that everything will run smoothly. I'll give you guys an update tomorrow.
Take it easy Blueroof Nation!
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