Posts Tagged ‘Room 13’

Travelling Expenses

November 25, 2011

Editor’s Note:  Paul Eenhoorn is a quite noted/respected  actor about town and has a lot of varied experience to offer us.  He also writes quite well.  He’s suffered a few setbacks of late which he shared on Facebook.  Experiences he has written about with poignancy.  Which are unique – and also quite familiar, more or lessto the mass of us laboring in the Arts.  So I invited him to write a bit more about it here: about real life in the Arts.  My provisional title for Paul’s Column comes from the poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky:

“Citizen!

Consider my travelling expenses:

Poetry –

all of it –

is a journey to the Unknown.”

Paul Eenhoorn Playing “Pops” Marigold for TV

PART ONE 

“Back from Two weeks shooting in Reno!! It was a tough but rewarding shoot. Spent the two weeks depressed mostly.

I run on cash flow as being unemployed or underemployed over the past three years has cost us dearly. I really thought more money would be in by now from my new found sales job.

This year started auspiciously when Steph spent ten days in Overlake over Christmas with a spinal infection which we thought was a pulled muscle. By the time we got her to Overlake the doctors had a hard time controlling a blood infection. She was in really bad shape. Then there were the antibiotic transfusions for the next three months. Needless too say this all set us back even though we were insured. Also in the last year as a result of this recession we nearly lost our home and were lucky to get a loan modification.

I was talking to a close friend yesterday who has been through life and he said I should tell people about my life. I am not looking for sympathy I am in this situation and that’s all it is.

Also in the last year I shot four feature films, a TV pilot, various corporate shoots, a web show, a handful of shorts. For all that work I have earned $3000.00 most of it from corporate shoots. For that I have made myself available for friends who needed me and framed my life to accommodate the industry in Seattle. No wonder Steph looks at me and presumes me insane. My thoughts of ending this life had became so overpowering that I take anti depressants to help keep me up. It’s really hard to know you have what it takes, (based upon the feedback of others), chase the goal, frame your life to accommodate it and still try to make some sort of living in a recession. I know there are others in this place I am in who have similar pain; they have shared it with me.

I drive a beaten up Ford Windstar because I own it and it keeps running. Oh yeah I am really enjoying the fruits of my labor. I can’t even pay my phone bill, boy am I stupid.

Then there was the 55 days of the campaign on Room 13 full time at insane hours that netted me a princely sum and a whole lot of stress that I am still carrying.

I have a handful of friends that I know are my friends people like Ricco, Ross, Ernie, Richard, Andy, Becka, Aria, who actually call me on their old fashioned Cell Phone, just to say Hi, not because they want anything. Yet there are people I have done work for (unpaid of course) who won’t even return a phone call. I have a lot of shortcomings and I work on them daily. I might be stupid, imprudent, and too optimistic, with bad habits, but i try to stay loyal to friends.

To everyone who has helped Room 13 thanks. I love you all , all of you in this town who work against odds that a blind man could see are insurmountable; yet away we toil. Someone show me a brick wall that I can beat my head against. I obviously love pain.”  – Paul

Photo by Carl Nelson

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Seattle Celebrity News!

October 27, 2011

Rough Cut of ROOM 13 Finished

What Paul Will Do For Money to Finish This Movie!

“We waiting for the rough cut and it seems it will be ready this week. From there it’s a look at what coverage and establishing shots we will need. Hopefully pickups will be limited. We are all looking forward to seeing what is needed in the next stage.. It is opportune that we have 40,000 vets coming back from Iraq and hopefully this film will help with the ongoing story of Vets in the US.”  – Paul Eenhoorn (I’m guessing.)

“Room 13 rough cut just completed.” – Aria Elf

Production Photo by Michael Gaston (for an entirely different production.  We put it here entirely for sensational affect.)

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 14, 2011

ROOM 13 Creator Suffers Illness!

 

Article and photo taken from Facebook.

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 13, 2011

ROOM 13 – Update

Richard Carmen, Jason William Pead, Aria Elf and Marco Scaringi of ROOM 13

“This is the time that nothing happens…. but there are things happening… the Editor Aria is sitting in a dark room crouched over a flickering screen trying to find one delicate take for a scene where we crossed the line more often than a mexican drug cartel, or where the reverses had a problem. That stuff happens at the end of long days. We feed Aria three times a day and let her walk the compound for 5 minutes every 4 hours. She says very little but we know she is alive because we sometimes here a distant “shit” spoken by her trembling, bite marked tongue.”   – My Guess Is That This Was Written By Paul Eenhoorn

Photo off Aria’s Facebook Page

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 11, 2011

It’s a Wrap!

 

 

 Room 13 completes its shoot.

 Editor:  They got the funding; they got the crew; they got the location; and they shot the thing.  An enormous amount of effort pays off!

“We wrapped late last night on Room 13 after a 17 hour day. Amazing crew. Awesome cast. Congrats to Paul Eenhoornon his directorial debut. This is going to be a great film.”  – Marco Scaringi

“After an amazing weekend on the ROOM 13 set, I just want to send a special thank-you to Paul Eenhoorn and Diana SirLouis for making it possible, to Trin Miller and Ernie Joseph for making the characters real, to Ross and Andrew Harrison for making it all look so beautiful, Robyn Scaringi and Samantha Jensen for keeping the shots properly organized, numbered and backed up… I am a very happy editor!” -Aria Elf

“‎1st day of shooting on Paul Eenhoorns Room 13. Great crew, amazing cast, and a smooth day, all told. Thanks to everyone who came out and “camped” for the day in our hotel location. And, I got a new title. “Scar test body double” IMDB, here I come!”  – Will Chase / Producer

Will Chase Took a Hit for the Cause

 

 Photos taken from the Room 13 website.

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 4, 2011

ROOM 13 – Production Update!

When no FX makeup artist was available on short notice for ROOM 13, Aria Elf created this burn torture scar herself. Not bad for her first time.

Q:  Did she draw on her painting experience to do this?

Aria Elf, ROOM 13 Editor responds:  “Since oils and the substances I was using didn’t have the same properties at all, and felt very different on the brushes. Even the brushes were different. And then people move and breathe and get hot or itchy, unlike canvases that can sit still…forever! so a belly application especially was tricky. But just being trained as a visual artist helped with matching skin tone, blending and imagining a visual idea and being able to implement it,” she answered.

Remark: “My god, you’re an artist!”

A:  “Well, to be fair I do have a degree in oil painting, so it’s not the first time I’ve used a brush or anything… just… latex on a person! Laugh 🙂

Photo by Unknown.

 

Seattle Celebrity News!

September 29, 2011

ROOM 13 Moves Towards Production

“Hi Everyone. We are two days away from shooting ROOM 13. We have a great crew and everyone is doing their job to make sure things flow smoothly. Then there is me. I offered to direct via Skype but that idea went down liuke a lead balloon so I will have to be there. I can tell you I have not slept well for a while.. More as we shoot”.  – Paul Eenhorn

Photo:  by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

September 11, 2011

Room 13 – a Film

acquires funding, production starts

Paul Eenhoorn Writer/Director

You heard the pitch right here!  Now follow the production as we pass the first read-through and have acquired a firm location. 

“We are having a location meeting this Sunday at 4 pm. Hopefully we can all get a handle on what’s required on each Room.

Wednesday we are having a read through rehearsal with the actors.

Looks like we have a Pizza supplier so that’s taken care of. The location is truly superior to our first choice. That’s serendipity I guess.”  – communique

Photo by Carl Nelson


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