As most of you know, my novel Harvest is being adapted into a full-length feature film with Director Gino Alfonso, and it's currently in post-production. What only a handful of people know, however, is that I actually appear in the film along with my daughter.
Before I actually stepped on location, it was difficult to wrap my head around the reality that a production crew was filming in Denver. Being on set, however, was downright surreal. Talking with the actors who were playing my characters, and seeing their enthusiasm for the project.
Everybody on the cast and crew was friendly, and they treated my daughter very well. Even when she accidently was sitting in the middle of the shot, no one got upset. They just went on to the next take. Likewise, when I didn't realize that my character had been given lines, they worked with me and we got through the scene in just a few takes.
To be honest, I was surprised by the cast and crew member's reaction to me. Going into it, I wasn't sure how they'd react to the author on the set, but they all seemed genuinely happy to meet me and had a lot of questions.
I'm grateful to all involved for this once in a lifetime experience, and look forward to attending the premiere.