Doncha love when I make you sing things in your head?
We shot my pilot yesterday. It was pretty cool. I'm working with some terrific people. (Oh, it's a show about helping women buy cars. But with my personality all over it. That should explain it all...)
It's not a show yet, it's an idea for a show, and it needs a home. This was the next step. Anyway. I called in so many favours from so many awesome people, and I am stunned at how wonderful they all were.
Burlington Hyundai (my local dealer) literally let us take over their showroom for 3 hours. They moved cars out, they let us set up cameras and lighting, I had an office to change in, they killed the music while we filmed, we took over sales desks for makeup etc, and let us hook up cameras in a brand new Sonata. They rock. Soooooooo helpful. Thank you to owner Vince, and Colin who came in on his day off, and the staff who helped us out so much.
Discovery Ford let me shoot some outdoor stuff at their place. Auto Park in Burlington on the North Service Road let us shoot indoors and out (and thaw out between takes...brrrr). Thank you both.
Ardent Automotive, my favourite mechanics, let us invade. Jim and Nigel both took a turn on camera - I totally put them on the spot, and they were perfect playing...mechanics. Knew I loved them for a reason.
But the women I called on have been remarkable. Truly. I am so fortunate. Arlene, my high school English teacher who I've written about numerous times, turned over her whole fabulous house to us. And, she went on camera! Priya, my beautiful, talented friend, didn't just work all day as my 'co-star' (heeeee), she did all the wardrobe. She let me invade her spectacular closet and made sure I looked better than I've ever looked.
Sarah played a perfect 17-year-old. Probably because she is. Michelle and Mary Lou (who showed up because Michelle made her) were perfect in small on screen shots. These women all traveled after work and school to help me out. My own sons came because I made them. They were less sweet about it.
Brandy, a true pro, spent all day from 7:30am on doing makeup and hair.
I have no idea what will come of all this, but having so many people step up with a simple phone call is extraordinary.
I'm lucky. I really am.