Well look at that – I managed to sneak in one final 2015 post. Not bad considering I’m out of the country and yesterday I was traveling with a small child.
As mentioned in the previous post, I had a tiny tiny tiny scene to shoot to finish my Scandal episode. Since the other episode was shooting its final scene on the same set on the final Friday before the holidays, they slated my scene at the end of that day.
So, by luck, I got to shoot the final scene of the calendar year for Scandal. It was really nice – had a chance to wish the cast and crew happy holidays and new year and thank crew members individually for their hard work and patience with me. Then, about six hours later, I got on a plane for the holidays.
Personally speaking, there’s something fitting about me shooting the final scene of a show before all of Hollywood goes on break for the year. This year, 2015, has been a remarkable one for me that I still can’t quite believe.
A year ago at this time, I had recently directed an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – my first and only time directing episodic network television – and amazingly I had just been asked to direct a second one after the producers took a liking to my work.
Fast forward to now, the final day of 2015 – I managed to successfully direct that second SVU, an episode of Finding Carter for MTV, and capped off the year with Scandal and an episode of Grimm is coming up in 2016 in a few weeks. Not to mention, a paid screenwriting job and I attached myself to a really great thriller script.
Pretty amazing. Here’s hoping 2016 continues apace. Even if it doesn’t, 2015 was life changing and still a little unfathomable. I certainly will never forget it.
Happy New Year, five readers!