It’s Tuesday evening and about half the cast and some of the crew have just rolled into a little Vermont town near Tuberville. This first group has come from coastal Maine and Omaha, Nebraska to begin transforming this small piece of bucolic New England into the iconic setting for our nascent web series. But before that begins there’s time to relax, if only for a few moments, and spend a little time enjoying each other’s company, playing music and printing production forms for the upcoming shoot. Music and production forms – they go together like Rikki Tikki Tavi and giant snakes. But they do make for an exciting evening.
Tomorrow morning, director Anelisa Garfunkel arrives, along with UPM Meg Valentine and production designer Virginia Hastings. Then the real work begins. But until then, at least for a few more moments, the pianos will rock to original Mark Booker tunes and the printer will continue to turn out gleaming white forms for us all to fill out in the coming days.
Rock that piano, Mark.