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Last summer I was an extra on set of a cool roller derby movie called Whip It. I was just a screaming fan during the derby skate scenes, nothing too special. I had a great time, got to talk to Jimmy Fallon, and had the fabulous Drew Barrymore tell me that I’m fabulous. It was a dream come true for a nerd movie buff like me. Plus, the movie looks damn good.
How excited was I to see that the movie trailer was finally released about thirty minutes ago. I was in the background when the filmed Ellen Page jumping over another girl on the track. Couldn’t see if I was in the shot though, darn it. Maybe after I watch it 50 or so times.
The movie is coming out on October 9th, and if you want to hear more about the film and my experience you can read all about here:
Whip It is the directorial debut for Drew, and I wish her the best of luck. She was very kind, professional and fun on set and I am looking forward to seeing the film very much!
Update: After careful viewing of the trailer, I’ve seen myself in at least four shots, all at the roller rink. For your viewing pleasure you can see two pictures of me in the trailer now. Not the best photos, as it was via my cell phone. I can’t wait to see myself in the movie! Or, even, just the movie.
Here I am by Ellen Page. Yes, the arm. Sigh. For a split second I took my arm down but I could not freeze frame the trailer to take that photo.
And here I am behind Jimmy Fallon. This was a great area to stand because after each take Drew and the other directors and camera guys would let me watch with them. They would let me watch because this one director enjoyed how interested I was in seeing how each shot was filmed. Very cool. Plus, I wasn’t an obvious camera hog like some of the 20 year olds extras.