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Filming For God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Back in September Noah & I caught a post about the God’s Not Dead movie that was going to be filming in Arkansas. We thought what the heck, do something different …you just never know. We took headshots, printed the parts that we thought might fitus and went to Little Rock one Saturday morning.
The Line & The Wait
Now to stand in line for about 3 hours; all to find out after we filled out paperwork that Noah was 2 months shy of being 18. It would do no good for him to read. I really didn’t care much about doing it after finding that out, but we stayed the course and read the lines – or made them up. Me that is, HA HA HA! I have not read a memorized script since Up the Down Staircase in high school. I am a total fly by the seat of my pants girl. Improv all the way babe. So that lead balloon sunk FAST!!!
Calling All Extra’s
I received a phone call and email to see if I would be willing to be an extra. They were looking for people with colored hair. It just so happened that I was rocking platinum blonde with blue in it with a really great Asymmetrical cut, thanks to my terrific stylist and best sister ever, Connie Hanusowski.
First Day Filming
We had to be there by 6:00 am on a Saturday, ugh…. They did a once over of our clothes. They wanted NO print, NO real color and only certain styles. We were hold up in the courtroom until around 8:30 am. We were given signs to protest outside the police station and told we were either for the church or for the state. They filmed us chanting and yelling for about 45 minutes. We came back in and those of us who brought a shirt or five shared with others to change up our look. We then got the once over again from the wardrobe girls waited around till about 11:00 am. We hit the protest pavement again for about an hour and a half, then went home. WOOHOO – sunburnt slightly and SUPER HUNGRY and THIRSTY…. Why does anyone want to be an extra???
Filming For Hours – a few weeks later
Got to the set about 1:00 pm filmed for about 10 hours off and on and in several different outfits. Wayne arrived from the airport to meet me and ended up getting cast for the next scene in sitting in church with me. YES, if you will look for us on in the pews on the right side about the 4th row back, when David R. White is introducing his friend as a new pastor, you can catch a quick glimpse of us.
The very last night that the movie was being filmed we arrived on set around 9:00 pm. We filmed off and on ALL NIGHT long. It was around November 1st, so let’s just say it’s cold standing outside at 3:00 am, but you will find me along the fence with one girl between two of the young supporting actors and myself. Wayne is a couple of people behind me handing out candles. But if you look really, really fast we are there. I am mostly blurred, but there! We were able to hit the hay around 6:00 am.
The Little Rock Premier of
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Last Friday night March 30, 2018, we went to the Premier of God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness. Was pleasantly surprised when some great friends showed up to support us. Love that! It was fun to see all the long hours mostly be cut out….LOL. The movie was good and the meaning of it was even better. Hope you can go see & enjoy it! It is cool that I can go onto IMDb and be registered now.
It Was An Experience
I had fun. Met some really cool people. One of the girls I still get to see at another endeavor, that she hooked me up with. If we were in the Atlanta or NOLA area I might consider it, but we aren’t. So, I think I’ll just enjoy pounding the keys on this laptop, hopping a plane, hitting the road, breaking / making something, get to cookin’ or play with Lil’ Miss a while.
Lean In & Be Fearless!