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Exit Interview: Emily Meade

This video of Emily, the female lead of Sin Bin, was shot around 3 a.m., just hours before the movie wrapped. In the background you’ll notice supporting actor Bo Burnham and screenwriter Chris Storer. They get a little rowdy at the end.

While explaining her favorite scenes, Emily mentions Michael and Tim. She is referring to Michael Seater, Sin Bin‘s male lead, and supporting actor, Tim Blake Nelson.


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Sin Bin on CBS

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the video.

The CBS affiliate in Chicago ran a segment on its 11 a.m. news today about Sin Bin. The movie isn’t online yet, but there is an article. Here’s the link. I’ll post the video if/when it becomes available.

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Exit Interview: Michael Seater

For the next several days I’m going to post the Exit Interviews I did with Sin Bin actors on the final night of shooting. Let’s start with the lead, Michael Seater.

In this video, he makes reference to my wife, Sally (he calls her Sal). Michael is a big “Survivor” fan, and incidentally, my wife was on Survivor. He was very excited about this.

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That’s a wrap!

It’s 9:33 a.m. and about one hour ago the cast and crew of Sin Bin finished filming the movie. They started their final day at 7 p.m. on Friday.

I captured this video just moments after they shot their final scene. In the video, 1st assistant director Matt Corrado announces a picture wrap–that’s film talk for when an actor finishes his or her final scene–for the actors in the final scene the crew shot. Then Corrado yells wrap on the movie, and director Billy Federighi says a few words to his cast and crew.

Even though shooting has ended, stay tuned to the blog for lots more video and stories of behind-the-scenes action from the last month of filming.

But first, to bed.

Good night.

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Sin Bin featured in The Hollywood Reporter

In case you missed it, Hollywood trade publication The Hollywood Reporter ran a story about Sin Bin this week. On Tuesday night, it was the lead story on the Web site.

Here’s the link: “Three join coming-of-age comedy Sin Bin.”

The Reuters news service also picked up the story, which you can read here (it’s the same story that ran in The Hollywood Reporter.)

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Emily Meade’s favorite things about Michael Seater

Last week, I asked Sin Bin‘s female lead Emily Meade, who stars opposite Michael Seater, to rattle off her favorite things about Seater. Here’s what she said.

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Sal vs. Sal: Parsing an actor’s dialect

Many of the characters in Sin Bin are composites of actual people in screenwriter Chris Storer’s life. For instance, Sal Picardi is one of the characters in the film. In the script, Sal is first introduced as “17, paranoid, ‘swooshy track pants’ that swoosh” when he walks. (In the days before the shooting began, the track pants were replaced with a different wardrobe nuisance.)

Sal Picardi is a composite of a real person the screenwriter grew up with; that person’s name is … Sal Picardi. (I know, so much for imagination.) Today, the real Sal Picardi is a 29- (or 30, or maybe 31, not sure) year-old man. When the producers cast Park Ridge native Nick Bastounes in the role of Sal, Bastounes set out to spend quality time with the real Sal. He wanted to capture all the real Sal’s quirks.

I know, the kid’s dedicated to his craft; he’s like Christian Bale, or something.

How’d Bastounes do? You be the judge. Here’s a video of the two Sals, the real one is on the left. 

If you ask me, he nailed it.


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