I am Going to be in the Movie 'Wetware' Filmed in Vermont!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

On February 4th, I read in the Burlington Free Press that there would be open auditions on February 6th for a movie to be partially filmed in Burlington. The movie named 'Wetware' was written by Vermont author Craig Nova and is being directed by award winning Vermont director Jay Craven.

My only acting experience was being the lead in most plays during elementary school and then supporting roles in junior high school. The ad in the newspaper said to bring your acting resume and a portfolio of head shots. I had neither and joined the group of three hundred people auditioning.

I enjoyed reading in front of the camera with a panel of four judges just like you see on television. The character that I portrayed during the audition was named Inky. Inky was a homeless drug addict whose clothes were held together with twine. I read with one other person and tried to make good eye contact while occassionally having to look down at the lines (I only had ten minutes to memorize the  part). I think I did a decent job and gave myself a B+. Before exiting, the director asked me a few questions and seemed to be humored with my responses. I left with a good feeling.

Then, the waiting began. I waited on pins and needles hoping to get any part in the movie, no matter how small. The fact that the movie is written and directed by Vermonters and being filmed in my beloved Vermont is so much more meaningful to me than if this were some high budget movie with big names being filmed in New York. I love Vermont with all of my heart. Although I was transplanted here in 2009, Vermont is in my heart and in my soul. I am in love with Vermont and this is so much more special to me BECAUSE of the connection with Vermont!

On March 14th, I was notified that I was selected to be an extra in the movie. I was, and still am, thrilled. Posted are the photos from the day that I auditioned and the day that I found out that I was to be in the movie.

Since being accepted into the movie, I have read the book and now the 118 page screenplay. The screenplay is very different from the book. The book is based on genetically engineered 'human' looking beings created to do the menial jobs that humans abhor...and what happens when these beings learn to think and feel on their own.

It just goes to show to take chances even if you think the odds are slim because you never know and sometimes when the odds are slim you can still win. I am very thankful to be a part of this movie and to get to have this unique and wonderful experience. Last night was my first night of filming and I got asked to come back on Friday. I will be posting more tomorrow about last night's experience and will post again after Friday.

Great American Dream Realty loves supporting Vermont arts and community.

 

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Lisa Von Domek
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How fun for you Lisa Friedman now we'll have to wait for the movie to come out to clap for our fellow Rainer!

Apr 06, 2016 01:58 PM #1
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Kudos for putting yourself out there and giving the audition a shot Lisa! You never know if you can do it if you don't try. Congrats on being chosen as an extra! It will be neat to look for you when the movie comes out. 

Apr 06, 2016 02:52 PM #2
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Wish you the best.

At last open house I had a cap on and I took it off stating look they are NOT wig.

Another realtor cracked up.... Sam you are starting your comic show again.

Apr 06, 2016 03:35 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa today an extra in Vermont tomorrow an Lead Actor in Hollywood and then an A-lister in Hollywood and then the Mansion in Beverly Hills:)) I can see it, Endre 

 

p.s. can you see it??

Apr 06, 2016 04:36 PM #4
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Hello Lisa ...

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Apr 06, 2016 05:52 PM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good monring Lisa. Congrats on being selected! Sounds like you are about to have some fun even with the hard work! Enjoy your day!

Apr 06, 2016 09:08 PM #6
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Lisa Friedman
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LOL Endre Barath, Jr.  Yours is one of the funniest comments I have ever read! I certainly have a newfound appreciation for all of the hard work and effort that goes into making a movie. That's for sure.

Oh, by the way, I would prefer a cozy cabin in the woods to a big mansion any day. 

Apr 07, 2016 02:15 AM #7
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Sounds like a lot of fun Lisa, next stop Hollywood, Endre Barath, Jr. can help you find a home out there.

 

Apr 07, 2016 04:26 AM #8
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Lisa - Congratulations! I read Wetware many years ago, and I'll definitely see the movie since you're in it. What fun!

Apr 07, 2016 06:47 AM #9
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Dick Greenberg , you are the only other person I know whom has read Wetware. 

Apr 07, 2016 07:05 AM #10
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Hi Lisa - I've been reading science fiction since I was 12 - there isn't much that I miss :)

Apr 07, 2016 07:21 AM #11
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