Thursday October 30th 2014
Thoth woke me at 6:30am. I got dressed and woke sis. She hopped up, but she wasn’t ready when we had to leave. “I’ll meet you there.” she said. We got on the subway and went to the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. It was freezing. Sal was upstairs setting up the camera with Summer. I put on my makeup and Thoth slowly took off his clothes and put on his robe. Sis arrived. It was in the upper 40’s and Thoth was basically naked. That’s moviemaking for you. We did a shot on the stairs, then went down to the fountain. Everyone was so cold, we took a break. Sis and Summer went to The Boathouse to get coffee and tea to warm us up. Thoth and I snuggled in a blanket. They came back with scones and bagels, too! It was so helpful. “We should wait until the sun comes out.” Sal said. When the sun finally started coming out, Sal started setting up the next shot at the Fountain. I think that will be a cool one. We had to hold pedestrians back from the fountain. Summer told us a photographer was belligerent about moving. “It’s not a real film, is it?” he said belligerently. We did a few angels of the shot at the Fountain. It became easier to work when it was warmer. We saw the Boyds start singing in the tunnel, and a breakdancer group did a show. I realized how truly rude the break dancers are to perform so close to the tunnel. It is very clear there are people in there trying to perform. Kishan watched us for a bit from a distance. He asked sis what we were doing. A friend, Stephen, also watched us.
Sal’s brother arrived. We finished with the shots at the Fountain, and sis had to go to the airport. We hugged for a long time. I don’t know when I’ll see her again. It was really hard to see her go. She’s going to be in Nashville tonight. I watched her until she disappeared. I love my sister so much. I hope she finds healing at home and figures herself out. Sal and I went to The Point to get some pick up shots while Summer, Sal’s brother and Thoth went to the bridge. Once we got the shots, we got hotdogs and met them at the bridge. There was no sun, so we had to wait. I took a nap. I was so tired!
Once we got some sun, we did the shots on the bridge. We were finished at 4! Yay! We all walked to a place to have dinner near the NAT. I got a deep dish pizza and a cob salad. OMG de-licious! I was so hungry! Sal gave us money and we discussed them driving us upstate on Saturday afternoon for the film shoot. If it rains on Saturday, we’ll go with them. Otherwise, we’ll play in the park and take Metro North afterwards and Sal will pick us up. It’s going to be freaking freezing on Sunday. I’m excited to film, but not so jazzed to be cold. It’s really hard to act when you’re freezing your ass off.
Thoth and I said goodbye to everyone and thanked Sal for dinner and went home. I feel so protected right now. Sal paid us for the film shoot and Sarah is collecting money for us to write our opera. If all goes well, the movie will come out this summer and we’ll put on our opera and the end of August at the Vineyard! We’re going to be paid to create the opera, and we’re being paid to make a movie ABOUT US. Things are going very well for us indeed!