It’s been a long week. There’s a cold going around Mayflower. Stephanie is just coming off of it and I seem to be merging on to the expressway to Chicken Soup land. Good times. On a Friday night during these exciting times we go to bed early. Or at least we want to. As soon as we turned out the lights, we saw alien craft out our back windows.
What the? Oh, wait: we live in Los Angeles. It’s a film shoot.
Stephanie did a quick bit of sleuthing and found out that a show called “October Road” is shooting all over town this weekend. They’ll be down at the good old Aztec/Brass Elephant all day tomorrow.
The coolest thing? They made it snow. The whole block and all of the lawns along the street were covered with snow and the houses all had Christmas decorations up. It was pretty surreal. There was even a contraption up on a crane to make snow fall during the shoot. (I apologize for the horrible picture here.)
Here’s a better shot of the giant area lamps that they were using to light the entire block up:
There was a pretty good crowd doing more or less what I was doing: Watching the Hollywood people work and taking pictures. None (or very few) of the people in this shot were involved with the shoot. They were all just locals taking in the strangeness.
The only actor there whose name I recognized was Laura Prepon. She seemed nice enough, agreeing to take pictures with the people standing around when she was done working. I didn’t really want to wait around for that, so here’s a very blurry shot of a famous person.
Anyway, fun times in Monrovia, I guess. I’ve lived in and around LA for 13 years now and I’ve never really watched a film shoot happen. There sure is a lot of waiting about.