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Starring: Rachel Miller

November 14, 2013 4 comments

Here’s a film that got shot a LONG time ago (10 years ago?) and only finished about 3 years ago, and ready to be seen now. It’s a hybrid Documentary / Musical, and is the story of Rachel Miller, a really good friend of mine who had an accident.

Rachel fell three stories onto a concrete stage while performing, and through a miracle of nature and determination, she taught herself to walk again. Though most days you can’t tell, she’s still classified as a paraplegic.

The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the making an original film musical written for Rachel (by me and the much-more-talented-than-me Darin Presley, who also wrote this song), and it’s combined with the musical itself. The documentary is pretty interesting (if I do say so myself) as filming takes its toll on Rachel’s health, which I didn’t know until I saw the documentary footage, but if you just want to see the musical, it starts at 14:30.

I’ll be blogging about the making of the different musical sections, and the challenges each presented for the next while here on the blog, so for my couple of regular readers, you may want to watch so you know what I’m talking about.

Here it is!



151 Days Till Production – AUDITIONS!

January 31, 2012 Comments off

Some of the fun part of filmmaking – auditions! We’ll be doing auditions for Sympathy Pains soon, and all the details are at this link, including the casting notices and schedules.

For the last film, we saw some fabulously talented people, and some very, very entertaining people. One auditioner, who wasn’t quite sure what a monologue was, composed a song to the lead character of the film, attempting to seduce him. I’m so looking forward to who we get to see next.

Kat’s been dealing with some interesting people, who don’t seem to be able to follow links  – she’ll email them the link to the info, then they’ll proceed to ask when the auditions are (that’s the top part of the page) and what any of the parts are (that’s the second half of the page). One girl then sent a third email, asking what a monologue was.  Kat’s way too nice. :) This is what “Let me Google that for you” was created for.

Here’s the basic info for anyone interested, with more detailed info available here:

Sympathy Pains Feature Film Auditions

Friday, February 24th
5pm to 8:30pm

Little Rock
Saturday, February 25th
10am to 3pm

TBA (the weekend of March 9th, but we’re still digging up a location – if you know of a place, please let us know!)

Saturday, March 10th
10am to 1pm

Hot Springs
Saturday, March 17th
10am to 3pm

See you there!

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