Saturday, September 13, 2014
Near the playground I found actor Will Warriner and young actress Kelly Wilson seated under a tree with a film crew surrounding them. Will played Hank, a ragtag performer who was sharing his life experiences with Rose, a young girl who finds herself in a surreal world. The main action in this scene involved Rose limping into frame using a crutch, she leans the crutch against the tree and crouches down to talk to Hank. During his monologue he hands her a balloon. Because of the camera's view, he had to retake several shots and choke in his hold on the string to keep the balloon in field. The scene was performed multiple times with the camera moved between takes to allow for multiple shots when it comes time to edit the scene together.
The film, called, "The Muse" is an artistic short film inspired by the works of Terry Gilliam. The story is a coming of age tale about a little girl, Rose, who escapes to her fantasy world after hearing an argument between her parents about money. Once there she meets a traveling troupe of street performers, each representing a different art form, who pledge to help Rose on her quest to find this money in order to keep her family together, but all isn't what it seems.