PARKED Jesse’s Moment of Truth by parkedtheshow
Jesse and Kim have a moment…that serious, life changing moment..
Its the ultimate defining moment in Jesse and Kim’s relationship.
Starring David Lewis and Julia Benson.
How did you react? How did you feel?
Blog Post by David Lewis
I’m not sure who came up with the idea for Moment Of Truth but it wasn’t me. And that makes me angry. It’s a great idea. This Parking Spot (as we call our shorter episodes) was written by one of the creators, Adam Thomas. It was shot on the last weekend of principal photography and our first scene up on a cold damp Saturday morning.
I am a big fan of Julia Benson who plays my ex Kim. She’s obviously gorgeous but is also a super smart gal and all around good person in real life. Ditto for her husband. And that also pisses me off.
And digressing. By this point in shooting Parked, my brain was getting rather mushy so having hardly any dialogue to say was a blessing. I believe the original dialogue had me just saying “Oh, I love this song!” Adam may have drunkenly acted out an air guitar for me in a writing session. I can’t remember because we drink. I added the f*#k you Cincinnati on the day. I have no personal problem with Cincinnati. I’m sure it’s a lovely place that I will never visit.
As an actor my thought was this is the LAST time Jesse will ever get to play the self involved man child. The words Kim utters drastically changes Jesse’s life forever. Great seeing him in his airband glee and then….atomic shitstorm. Perfect.
I think Julia had the tougher job in the scene. For me I had Adam reading out my thoughts for me just off camera. It helped plug me into the scene. I actually had a through line for my thoughts. Julia is just reacting to me not saying anything. Tough stuff for an actor. So our fearless director Peter Deluise was instrumental in giving her some great direction on the day. She was great. A totally pro.
Finally, it didn’t take us long to shoot. Basically a camera setup on either side of the car and we were on to the next scene. Maybe 90 minutes total. I’ll probably win a Grammy for my acting.
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Parked, a new Vancouver-shot web series that’s burning up the ’net with its irreverence. – See more at: http://www.wevancouver.com/arts/these-stay-at-home-dads-aren-t-reading-today-s-parent-1.912460#sthash.SwtX4jYT.3rnn7GwZ.dpuf
Partying and parenthood have playdate in Parked http://streamdaily.tv/2014/03/06/partying-and-parenthood-have-playdate-in-parked/
Writers on Writing- S. Siobhan McCarthy http://www.rebeccacoleman.ca/2014/03/14/writers-on-writing/writers-on-writing-5-s-siobhan-mccarthy/
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