So lucky to have the chance to shoot another episode of Mugg's Movers, thanks to the NYFA practicums and cinematography students Peter Gong (DP), Kevin Billingham, Matteo Poerio, Douglas Minerva and Anup Kulkarni, with co-teacher Travis Hoffman. But it wouldn't be possible without Muggs vets Emanuel Borria (Pedro), Peter Lucas (Slash) and newcomers Zack Sayenko (Dragan #4) and Tim Clifton (Boris). These are class exercises and so aren't EXACTLY what I'd be doing if we were shooting these outside of a school setting, but the opportunity has infused new energy into the Muggs. We will be reviving them and doing fundraising so we can make this a regular project. I have many, many stories to tell, after experiencing both first- and third-hand all sides of the moving industry and I am absolutely in love with these characters, especially as "fleshed out" by this talented ensemble of actors. Orson Welles played with trains as a boy and considered a movie set a great big train set. Well, I played with dolls as a girl, and making movies feels like a big, long doll game to me! Except my "dolls" have brains and creativity and make the game even more fun than I could ever do alone.
(Pictured below: My new "dolls": L-R Tim Clifton (Boris), Zack Sayenko (Dragan #4), Emanuel Borrai (Pedro), Peter Lucas (Slash)