Hello from Evie!
Jack Plotnick here : )
Well, I%E2%80%99m thrilled that this is actually going to happen. I truly thought there was no WAY we%E2%80%99d be able to afford to do a %E2%80%9CGirls%E2%80%9D sequel. Thanks again to everyone who donated!!!
So, I woke up at 5 am yesterday with my mind racing! All of a sudden I realized, %E2%80%9CHoly shit! If this is really happening%E2%80%A6we gotta MAKE it happen!%E2%80%9D
There is NO crew. And no budget for one. No one is building the sets. No one is buying my costumes. No one is keeping Richard sober (kidding). I gotta do all that! Memories of the first %E2%80%9CGirls%E2%80%9D shoot were flooding my brain.
-Tying wood panels that are larger than my car to the roof of my car. Sure that at any second they would fly off and kill the drivers behind me.
-Living with nothing but a single chair in my apartment, because all my furniture had become set dressing.
-Throwing out my back AND breaking my finger while lifting furniture out of a truck%E2%80%A6 three days before we began shooting!
%E2%80%A6Oh god, am I ready for this again?
Sure%E2%80%A6why the hell not? Ha!
Richard has wisely decided to NOT destroy his house this go around and I concur. That means we won%E2%80%99t be painting any of his walls. But, he wants this movie to be as colorful as the first. %E2%80%A6Curtains and set dressing will have to provide the pizzazz.
Michael Warwick and I went downtown and scoured the fabric stores for just the right material to make all the curtains%E2%80%A6at $3 or less a yard! If we went over budget, it would be taken out of something else, and Varla might not get fed her daily 2 tons of krill.
It was exhausting but exciting, like a treasure hunt, and in the end I LOVED what we found. (And we were only yelled at by one shopkeeper, %E2%80%9CI%E2%80%99ve already brought it down from $5! Take it at $3 or GET OUT!%E2%80%9D)
As far as set dressing goes%E2%80%A6that%E2%80%99s where maybe YOU come in, Dear Reader.
If you have some fun stuff that you think would fit into Evie%E2%80%99s home, and you care to share it with us for a few days, we would be eternally grateful!
We are looking for anything kitschy, over the top, perhaps dated from the 60%E2%80%99s-80%E2%80%99s. Anything! Whether it be a vase, telephone, sculptor, pillow, piece of furniture or ashtray. The accent colors we are working with are red, turquoise, pink, white, purple, silver, metallic, lucite%E2%80%A6or we%E2%80%99ll take anything fun!
We are also in need of 5 or 6 dining room chairs that would match the colors of a sunset (wood, yellow, orange, purple etc.) If you have something and are open to us borrowing it for a few days please contact me at my email address: info @ jackplotnick.com
Also, we are looking for people who might want to work on the set as%E2%80%A6well%E2%80%A6anything! PA, set dresser, boom operator%E2%80%A6fluffer. Tee hee. If you have any interest to help out on the set, even just for a day, PLEASE contact me. If you%E2%80%99re there for more than a day, I%E2%80%99m sure you would get a credit in the movie. Cool, huh! The shoot dates are tentatively Jan 31st- Feb 21st.
Well, my next thing to tackle is Evie%E2%80%99s wardrobe. If you see me at your local used clothing store, do me a favor and ZIP ME UP!