Sometimes you just have to look up.
Usually, the life of an extra is surprisingly uneventful. Long stints of sitting around intertwined with long stints of standing around. This, however, was a fun experience. After a lifetime of watching SNL, I'm honored to be a featured face on this sketch. One of the funniest they've ever done. And I'm not being biased.
Ten years ago, I travelled with three others to Nova Scotia with the Discovery Channel and shot this survivalist documentary series. It was a weird experience. Five days in the middle of the Nova Scotia woods choose for the density of the foliage that blocked out the moonlight at night leaving us to our devices. Under the guidance of Cody Lundien, we were taught us the skills we needed to survive being stranded in the woods for days at a time. We had no food, no water, no means of communication. It was just us and the camera crew.
This is my Howard University Thesis Film. I wrote, shot and edited this film along with a tenacious, dedicated cast and crew. The Vimeo upload is a bit off sync.