Last year, I did one day of extra work on a movie called “Frankie Go Boom.”
Next weekend, “Frankie Go Boom” will premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) and, if you have a sharp eye, you’ll be able to see me! (Very briefly.)
Directed by Jordan Roberts, the premise behind “Frankie Go Boom” is:
Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce — usually on film — his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
It stars Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman. Oh, man… just wait until you see Ron Perlman. Believe me, you’ve never seen him like this before.
Anyway, I’m in the audience during a “drug rehab graduation” scene. Look for a shot of Nora Dunn and Sam Anderson whispering to each other; I’m directly in front of them on the right. Trust me when I say that if you blink you’ll miss me.
Funny story about shooting: Originally, I was supposed to be on the stage playing a recovering addict. Apparently, I fit the part! But before shooting began I got moved down into the audience; guess I’m just not junkie enough. Thankfully.
I had an opportunity to check out the movie a little while back, and I have to say that I’m really happy to have been an admittedly tiny part of it. It’s very funny and totally insane. Exactly how I like my movies.
If you’re going to SXSW next week, be sure to check it out. Here are the details:
SXSW: “Frankie Go Boom”
Stateside Theatre | 719 Congress Avenue
Saturday, March 10th | 10:30 PM
First and only time being an extra,