We had the pleasure of having a dear friend and artist join us on set for the opening scene of Episode 8. Matthew Gall is a professional actor in the Chicago area who is looking into getting some of his own film projects off the ground. He so very politely asked to watch us work on set to get a feel for how THE DREAMERS makes the magic happen. The next day he sent me this. I was so floored and touched to read his words. Read on to get a behind-the-scenes feel for what it's like to spend a night with THE DREAMERS.
Oh Chicago, how I love thee. The community of artists here is so willing to drop everything and help in the name of collaboration. Episode 2 was full of those kind of artists. Actors willing to come in to VTone Fitness at 11pm on a Sunday night to stand around in their boxers (I’m looking at you Micah Kronlokken, you fantastic fellow Minnesotan you). Actors willing to step in at the very last minute to fill a role, as was the case with the role of Cheryl, the mother of the four gingers. (Hats of to the hilarious and talented Caroline Rau everyone). A few other artists worth mentioning are the cofounders of Awkward Pause Theatre Company, Erin O’Shea and Jennifer Betancourt. Thanks to them we not only had two perfectly cast guest starring roles, but a sweet location to film at for Clarissa’s audition scene. We also did coverage on Awkward Pause Theatre’s monthly cabaret for the final moments of Episode 2. Every month Awkward Pause Theatre puts on a cabaret for its actors and singers to strut their stuff. It is such a blast and the atmosphere is so supportive and fun. I am continually enraptured with the talent this city possesses and these ladies are yet another avenue that brings exposure to artists in Chicago.
“Why don’t you have a big girl job?” asks the red-headed Priscilla.
THe Dream Team
Read the latest from the cast and crew of the award nominated indie series, THE DREAMERS.