Friday, September 4, 2009

An Interview with David

Editor’s Note: This week I’m interviewing a character who doesn’t exist yet. In other words, this character may change before he makes an appearance in a book. All the same, I sat down with this non-existant character at Ellen’s Café and we had a nice talk.



Timothy Fish:
David, it’s good to see you here. It sure beats me going out to California.

David:
Glad to stop by. I was going to be in town anyway. I understand that I may be spending a lot of time around her for a while.

Timothy Fish:
Yes, I heard that you guys are looking at filming a movie here. Is there a reason why you would pick here over some other location?

David:
We thought some of these old buildings would look great on camera. But the main reason is that when the boss says he wants you to film a movie in a certain location, you film a movie there.

Timothy Fish:
I take it you aren’t happy about filming here.

David:
I wouldn’t say that. I’m the one who suggested we consider it, but I didn’t expect us to just ignore the other possible locations.

Timothy Fish:
I assume there’s a reason for that.

David:
Of course there is, but I’d better not say what I think it is.

Timothy Fish:
Have you always lived in California?

David:
No. Actually, I grew up just across the river in Illinois. I might still be there, if my grandfather wasn’t a major shareholder in studio.

Timothy Fish:
What is your official title?

David:
That’s a tough one. I don’t really have one. I think the last time they stuck my name on something they called me an Associate Producer. I’m supposed to be learning the business. What I usually end up doing is helping out wherever I can. They’ve even let me do some directing.

Timothy Fish:
Was that for anything we would recognize?

David:
It went straight to DVD, so no, I wouldn’t think so.

Timothy Fish:
Have you done any acting?

David:
Yeah, a little of that too and I don’t think I’m terrible.

Timothy Fish:
Do people treat you differently because you’re the owner’s grandson?

David:
I don’t really know. I don’t think so. I don’t go around telling people that and a lot of people don’t know. But I suppose it might make a difference with some people. If anything, it gives them one more person to gripe at. We have so many people who are only with us for a short time. There are actors and extras who are with us for a few hours or days and then they disappear.

Timothy Fish:
Are you enjoying this line of work?

David:
Oh, yeah. I went to work the other day and got to watch them blow up a car. How many people get to say that?

Timothy Fish:
That’s all we have time for, so thanks for your time. I’ll let you get back to blowing things up and such.

David:
My pleasure.

1 comment :

Lady Glamis said...

Ahh, things that explode. Love it. He sounds like a very promising character!