After wrapping "The Method Actor's Wife" with the Ringling Film Department, I didn't know when I would be on camera again. As luck would have it, Robert Foti (whom I met while shooting "Method Actor's Wife") said Shaun Greenspan, of TriForce Pictures, was looking to cast some extras for a 30-second commercial spot for a local Sarasota plastic surgeon. The marketing agency that coordinated the shoot was Grapevine Communications. Needless to say, I was so excited to be involved! I had never been an "Extra" before.
The shoot was at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Sarasota. The extras were all wedding guests at an intimate wedding. As I'm sure is customary for many shoots, we were asked to provide our own clothing. I wore a classy black dress and brought a bright green pashmina for a pop of color! They said it worked great on camera. (Phew!)
The shoot lasted about six hours with a yummy lunch (and snacks, and coffee, and tea, and... DIET COKE) provided. I was happy to see that Annette Breazeale was the Production Designer. We worked together at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe last May, where she serves as the Props Mistress. I also got to meet new friends and hope to do more film work again soon!
Photos by Grapevine Communications and TriForce Pictures
Danae DeShazer is an actress, singer, and dancer living in Sarasota, FL.