Today, I wrapped principal photography for the short film Perfume with MTG Productions. It follows Jerry, a germaphobe, who must navigate the streets of San Francisco to find a safe haven from all the germs around him.
Shooting film requires me to wake up early, and while I am not a a morning person, no one can deny that a morning walk with the rising sun is a great way to start your day.
It was a fun and efficient shoot that had me working in almost every shot, being the lead character. While my theater training has prepared me for long, concentrated periods of time of maintaining characters, I can say that I was sufficiently tired by the end of the shoot.
That being said, I was elated to learn that my co-star was Ashley Trudaine, who worked with me on the film Dead End; which should be exiting post in the next month or two. Perfume sought to rectify our violent transgressions in Dead End by making us a lot more friendly to each other this time around.
Also, I learned quite a bit being on this set. My physicality is one of my strongest assets, working out over the past few months has given me greater, more consistent energy though out the day, and that convincing film poop is a mixture of Nutella, chunky peanut butter, and cocoa crispies.
With that, I'll wrap today's post. I'll be revisiting the world of Perfume with some Voice-Over work in the coming weeks and the film itself should be entering the festival circuit shortly after.
Until next time, keep hustling and stay goofy.
James Aaron Oh