Doonby in Smithville, TX
Here is a blog that one of the actors wrote about the movie Doonby. They used our parlor as a “green room’, so we visited with the cute group for a few days. This was written by Jolyn Janis.
ON SET: Doonby
Synopsis: Sam Doonby, is a happy-go-lucky drifter who takes up residence in a small Texas town but seems suspiciously immune to the misfortunes that beset the other townsfolk.
I have a supporting role in a feature film called Doonby, shooting this month. The film was written and is being directed by Peter Mackenzie. The cast is an amazing group of actors - John Schneider, Robert Davi, Will Wallace, Jenn Gotzon, Joe Estevez and, of course, many others talents!
Here is a photo from our last “crowded bar scene” and Ernie Hudson’s last day on set.
Below is the Katy House, run by Sallie and Bruce, the most generous couple one could hope to find wandering on location. Sallie hosted the principal cast at the house so we didnt need to wait in trailers or tents the whole day. It was good to have a ‘home front’ to camp out for most of the day. Thanks again, Sallie and Bruce!
In the film, I play a swinger who is intrigued with Sam Doonby’s charisma as well as integrity. Below is myself and my on-screen hubby, Tom Lagleder in full costume.
Sallie always gets pictures with the cast of films that come through her house. This is our token “fireplace mantel” shot with her
There’s a lot of meandering and waiting to shoot on any set. Smithville has a particularly interesting vibe, a small town chill that can only be felt, not described. I’m quite happy to slow down and wait around in Smithville, TX.
Waiting in my trailer, I often took off my red heels, which then became interesting subject matter.
And this is the woman who put me in those shoes
I found out at the end of the day why people were asking Scotti (below) for guitar picks while we chat. He is co-guitarist for Skid Row (and an awesome dude as well!)
After the bar scene wrap, there was a small afterparty at the Tamble’s House, the location where I’ll shoot my next scenes May 31, June 1. Im ready to go back to Smithville and see everyone again!
Look for the film early 2011!