I was lucky enough to play a small role in Damien O Callaghan’s latest film, 'Tradition'. While we are to remain completely tight lipped about the movie and its' fantastic storyline and cast, I definitely want to write about the experience of being on a film set!
This was my first time to be involved in the filming process and it truly is fascinating! Damien himself is a man who knows exactly what he wants from every scene and in the delivery of every line in his films, but he is also a man who has unending patience with his cast members. My favourite Damien quote is, 'You got this’. Every single time an actor would struggle with a line Damien would totally put them at ease, thus getting the best performance out of them. This was such a lovely thing to see as I always thought that everyone in that type of position would be very demanding and harsh but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
As we were extras we did not see the script at any stage so every joke was well tested on us. Trying to keep a straight face while being right in the middle of an hilarious scene was very challenging indeed!
Everyone knows how I feel about supporting local talent and not only does this movie do that but the locality also supported to movie. Local people and businesses gave so kindly of themselves and their time, it was inspiring to see. 'Tradition’ I due to hit film festivals next year and I for one cannot wait to see it!