Off the Beaten Path
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I love the entertainment field. I love being on stage and being in the orchestra. I love writing new characters and sending them out into the world through a medium like this. My first experience as an extra saw me channeling my best memory of my Granny, who slowly left us as she retreated into her childhood memories.
Josh McCausland’s heartbreaking and award-winning short film Anamnesis (2018) showcased the talented Bruce Shaw. We shared the blended real and imagined world of the lead character as he slowly slipped away into Alzheimer’s Disease. I had a ringside seat as an extra to the process of making the film. The details and number of cast required to shoot a single scene for a small film were startling. I can only imagine how many cast and crew are required for larger movies.
Another standout performer in this short film is Whitni Resides. I was fortunate enough to share a stage with her a few times. She has traded in her stage career and now writes, directs, and produces films. This gorgeous beauty is someone I am proud to know as she has a generous and compassionate heart along with immense talent in the arts.
This is a touching short film. Mr. Shaw did justice to Mr. McCausland’s vision for the film. I hope you are inspired and moved as much as I was in participating in the process. This link takes your directly to Mr. McCausland's page to view the short film.