Friday, February 25, 2011

Someone Pinch Me

Ok...I am so excited and really wish I could call some one and just ramble on and on about what just happened. 

Remember, I told you about the movie that is coming to Leavenworth and how they need people to be on the streets as extras.  Well....I got an email yesterday asking for information on the family for the director in charge of extras.  I sent all of our stuff in this morning - a picture, our sizes, ages, etc.  I also got an email from a friend of mine who works for the Chamber of Commerce telling me that they also needed  people who can sew and a substitute teacher for the actors. 

So....I sent my name in.  I told them that am a local home school mom who has a degree in secondary education and I sew.  (I have made most of Bonnie's costumes for her plays.)  I got a call today from the film asking me to be their sub.  ---This is where I need someone to pinch me----  They have several actors between the ages of 8 and 16 who need someone to watch over them while they work on their school assignments.  I also have to keep track of each child actor's school time because they might do school for an hour here and thirty minutes there, but at the end of the day they need to  have got in at least three hours of school time. 

The actors start coming to town tomorrow and I will be working with their key actor in the morning.  If they get school in on Saturday and Sunday then they can get away with not getting  a full school day in on another day.  I will be doing this for the next two weeks. 

I am not sure what I am going to do with my children.  I am still hoping they can come in to be extras but I might not be available to work that out now. Todd plans on working from home in the afternoons, but I may have to have someone else come over during the morning or dare I leave them on their own.  Hmmm.....still haven't got it all worked out.

Today the kids and I went into town and saw that the snow maker machine thingy was out and blowing snow all over the sledding hill.   They are going to have to run that thing non-stop for the next few days to get enough snow for the scene.  The shop keepers were out putting back up their Christmas decorations since they didn't know this whole thing was happening til just a few weeks ago.  Everyone is excited.  The high school band is going to be in the parade.  The whole Christian school is going to be on the streets for the parade.  It is going to be lots of fun.

I will definitely  have to keep you posted on how this works out.  I am praying that these children are disciplined and that it won't be much work.  It sounds like most are upper elementary so I am not worried about the level of work they are doing.  I might need to have some extra work for them to do if they don't have enough to work on. Hopefully they will.  Time will tell.


  1. Wow, cool! Are any of the kids famous?

  2. We will definitely be following your blog. What a great opportunity for you and your town.

  3. The boy who plays Ira in the movie has been doing bit parts since he was four. He is eleven now. His mom told me that he was in a movie that aired on TV just a few weeks ago - A Walk in Their Shoes. It was a made-for-TV movie sponsored by WalMart. He played the main character's friend. They just moved to LA so that he could get more roles and more training. He is a really cool kid.