Right now, in Tokyo, the cast and crew are finishing shooting a movie I wrote called When Sushi Met Saki.
I got the gig through Craigslist! I sent in an email and the Producer called me for an over the phone job interview of sorts. He sent me a movie that he had previously produced, I watched it, and we met. I got the job and we spent 6 or so months writing the script. I outlined, he gave notes, I did several drafts, he gave notes and sent ideas and I incorporated them (or occasionally argued as to why I didn't want to).
When I started writing it I worked at night at "Intervention" so I would work at night and write during the day when I wasn't with Christian or catching up on sleep. Then, I got a promotion and started working during the day so I had to adjust. You would find me on my laptop during my lunch break, writing a couple pages a day.
So I finished the script and sent it in, the Producer had already done a lot of the Pre-Production, including visiting Japan a couple times to get a crew and scout locations. He would send me casting videos and I got to weigh in.
One actor who auditioned was one of the leads on one of the most popular after school TV shows in the 90s, he did a good job but didn't get the part.
The cast was set: Jonathan Scherr, an American actor who was in the popular Japanese movie My Darling Is A Foreigner, Itsuka, a Japanese music artist, and Jason London from Dazed and Confused.
And they started filming mid-March. They've been updating me and I've gathered together the pictures they've posted in one album here.
I'm excited to see the finished movie and then go from there.