Following a fitful night’s sleep, I woke up at 5 a.m. this morning. Well, I suppose it’s to be expected since I’m still on Vancouver time. That’s what I thought anyway – until I realized that Pacific Standard Time is actually three hours BEHIND Toronto time, not three hours AHEAD. So it was actually more like 2 a.m.
The early wake-up afforded me the opportunity to get some work done. On my fantasy football team. Cut a few players. Picked up few more. At 2-2, my Snow Monkeys are poised for a run!
At 10:30, Kyle picked Paul and I up and drove us to the Prodigy Pictures production offices where we were reunited with the gang: Vanessa, Norman, Ian, Caitlin, Thea, Natalie, Elliot, and Alice. And, once we’d dispensed with the formalities, it was on to pressing matters – aka selecting our lunch orders. THEN – we got to work.
First meeting – a discussion of the directors’ schedule with Vanessa and Norman. Some familiar faces returning from season 1. Some new faces. Some new yet familiar faces as well!
Second meeting – a discussion of the season 2 sets, locations, VFX, and casting with Vanessa and Norman. New sets, a few familiar locations, MORE visual effects, and the return of some friends (ish) and enemies along with a slew of interesting first-timers.
Third meeting – conference call with our casting director Lisa Parasyn in which we discussed: Nyx, Arax Nero, Devon, Kierken, Shaddick, Treihan, Reynaud, and Misaki…to name a few.
Fourth meeting – lunch with brisket sandwiches.
Fifth meeting – We interview for the Executive Producers’ Assistant position. Seeking someone with production experience and proficiency with bladed weapons, krav and/or maga.
Sixth meeting – sit-down with Production Designer Ian Brock to discuss the super max and upcoming builds. He has some TERRIFIC ideas. Can’t wait to show you the design work and sketches when the time comes.
Okay. Here’s a little something…
Tomorrow, I fly back to Vancouver where I’ll, hopefully, complete a big chunk of episode 204, continue packing, get an x-ray on that pesky sore lung, say my goodbyes, and make sure everything’s set for this weekend’s Canadian Thanksgiving Fantasy Football Feast. Turducken is, of course, on the menu.