Did it rain out today or what? It's probably the most rain I've seen in a long time. Today was the first day of shooting, but it didn't last very long due to the weather. It's going to play quite the wild card over the next couple weeks.
I started my day off with some more culture shocks. I saw some woman in the parking lot outside the hotel beating the shit out of her son with a belt. I thought that was something of the 1960s, but then again Mississippi is not really living in the 2000s. Then, I met Andy's housekeeper, Ponorah, who is black. Sometimes I think the south would have fared much better if they either won the civil war or lost the civil war and were simply kicked out of the union. I will say this about Andy (the director), he's a really nice guy and is very generous. Although, his boyfriend (David) won't shut up.
I also spent a good portion of my day talking with Drew and William (PAs). They're definitely living a sheltered life compared to a college student in say California or Massachusetts, but they're nice guys. So far have done anything you asked them, so can't complain.
We decided to go shoot some footage at the Choctaw Indian Tribe Fair, but the rain severely limited our day. The only thing we actually shot was some Indian woman making a basket. So, I try to get her to sign a release and she didn't understand anything I said. She was like come back tomorrow, so I will probably go talk with her tomorrow.
Then, I had to go get some media passes today and the Indian cops kept telling me to go in the wrong direction. I was soaked by the time I was told to give up. Then, we drove to the site to get the passes, so I was slightly annoyed. I guess the only reason I wasn't when I realized I made $250 for doing barely anything.
To top the night off, we went out to eat at this Italian restaurant at the casino down here. Damn, it was good. He even bought a nice bottle of wine. I can only imagine how expensive the meal was, but that's life when you're working for Andy. He lives it up.
Tomorrow should be a crazy and long day. We'll probably be shooting for well over 12 hours, but we are going to be taking a big break during the middle of the day. As long as I'm getting paid, I'm not going to complain yet. Hopefully, it doesn't rain all day again.