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"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 01:35:02 PM EST
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There's probably some kind insight to be unravelled, but maybe first I need some perspective.

Today I had my last day of shooting sketches - finally in the inner sanctum - the HQ of Yle. Not so much sketches as tidying up the backstory for the last episode. There's  still one scene where our Gypsy King meets the Channel Director and finally decides to reject the digital world (to which Finland converts, in reality, at the end of the series) The closing line is 'We are analogue people' ;-). But unfortunately one actor is unavailable except when I am away to I have allowed the producer to direct it ;-)

I've also been working on a 45 second animated tribute to our other star who died during production. This is meant to come before the final end credits.

Oh, and today we had one of Finland's leading gangsters on set for a bit part. I've been working with an American colleague on a new comedy series called 'Behind the 8-Ball' which is about a gang of bikers made up of ex-businessmen gone wild. We needed to do some research on 'clubhouses' etc and I asked the Man if he could help. He made one call and I am now booked to spend some time with a rather notorious biker gang in August. I have no qualms - if I go with his recommendation, I'll be safer than out on the streets ;-)

I have described before my interest in people who live outside the law. This guy is charming, intelligent - even wise, and very funny. We had a day of laughs.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 05:55:40 PM EST
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