Over the weekend, Ethan, my buddy Stephen and his two kids worked on a couple of movies. We finished up the shooting of â€œThree Little Pigs.â€ I should have something slapped together this week.
The other movie we are making is â€œMumps.â€ I find this movie hilarious even though its creator has something else in mind. Stephenâ€™s son Madden is a geniusâ€¦no reallyâ€¦he has been tested. Anyway he heard on the news that kids in Ohio were coming down with the mumps. Madden decided he wanted to shoot a public service announcement so that kids would be sure to get their vacination shots. He practically begged me to help him make a movie. It sounded pretty boring until we started taping it. My challenge is to make something hilarious while convincing Madden that it actually is a â€œpublic service announcement.â€
I feel up to the challenge.
Actually yesterday I was reviewing the raw footage and I was laughing my head of just because kids have â€œissuesâ€ when it comes to following directions. The out-takes are definitely keepers. It took about 15 takes to get Mae Leigh, Stephenâ€™s other kid, to say, â€œI donâ€™t want a shot.â€ She kept saying, â€œMr. Ben, a little shot would be OK.â€ LOLâ€¦STOP TRYING TO PLEASE ME.
Anyway, the weekend was a riot. If you don\’t already have kids, go out and make some.