I’m doing something Gutsy this month. I’m in charge of providing delicious meals to the starving cast and crew of the feature film “The Down Home Alien Blues.” Did I mention that all artists are starving?
Normally I dislike sci-fi, even though my husband loves it, but this movie is different. It’s based on an award winning novel by Linnea Sinclair titled The Down Home Zombie Blues. (There are no zombies in it.)
The Director, Duke Marsh, said “Sci-fi isn’t usually made for women. I want this to be a movie that women will love as much as men. Linnea Sinclair is an award-winning author with 14 novels published by Bantam Spectra, and has a national following among women who like romance within a sci-fi setting.”
The movie is being produced by Magic Elevator Productions in conjunction with Green Sign Media. The script has social satire and is at times, quirky, funny, sad, romantic, and a thrill ride. It’s not a movie aimed at those who just want to watch something blow up. It’s different.
So what’s it like to feed the cast and crew of a feature film? The fast paced schedule of movie production has a half dozen crew members moving constantly. They get HUNGRY! They snacked on oatmeal-raisin cookies, large platters of veggies and dip, as well as hummus and fresh baked bread, which disappeared in minutes. I always thought actors starved themselves to remain skinny. Now I’m glad to say they like to eat and probably remain thin due to nervous energy.
I was told the actors were beauty pageant gorgeous. It turns out the lead actress is a former Miss World Aruba and looks the part of the bio-engineered, perfect female she plays.
My husband didn’t stare, but it wouldn’t have surprised me because she’s gorgeous.
The food flew off the table; nothing but leftover crumbs and empty water bottles remained.
So if any of you have some healthy, cheap, low cost, great recipes or ideas on how to feed a cast and crew, please send them my way.
It’s been a learning experience for me to see this movie being made in a different way. Now you know what I do in my “spare” time.
Please click and follow Duke Marsh (Director) and the making of The Down Home Alien Blues, and share with others. That will make the cast and crew very happy. Thank you.
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