I Want to Live in Eden Court!

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Sunday night was the screening of “Eden Court”, the Paul Leuer movie that we shot last year. It has been a while so there is fat Sandy and skinny Adam, I’m still bald. But what a cool night. Paul made this film in Chicago based off an off-broadway script and got Tom Lennon (Reno 911) and Kimberly Williams (Father of Bride) to star. We got some mid-sized roles due in part to hanging with Paul back at the Heartland Cafe years back. It was quite an experience to sit in an AMC 21 in downtown Chicago and watch yourself on the screen. It was…totally terrifying. I can only speak for myself – but I am not a big fan of watching myself in multiplexes. Sure, it has a Vinny Chase vibe to it, but as your scene begins, you are really aware of your surroundings. I wonder if actors like to be seen watching themselves or if they are super neurotic about it. Me? The latter. Anyway, the movie was great. I really thought that it was going to be more of a comedy, but Paul made a real nice “Garden State”-esque picture with comedy mixed with some poignant moments. The music was great, put together by Minty Fresh records. The acting was really great, as I thought Tom Lennon was really believable as a down and out minor league groundskeeper. I didn’t think they existed, but this movie brought that to life! Sandy played a coach. Kate played a trailer park teenager who cut her toe off. Adam played a smart-ass mechanic and I played a deadbeat husband. After the movie at the party, I was talking to Mary the script superviser and she introduced me to her 12 year old son. He didn’t recognize me from the movie and Mary kept giving him clues. He finally figured out who I was and he then extended his hand to shake, as if now I was somebody. It was pretty funny. Paul is looking for the right distributor now and the hope is that this movie will get a chance to see the light of day. It deserves it.

Eden Court Screening (5).JPG

Sunday night was the screening of “Eden Court”, the Paul Leuer movie that we shot last year. It has been a while so there is fat Sandy and skinny Adam, I’m still bald. But what a cool night. Paul made this film in Chicago based off an off-broadway script and got Tom Lennon (Reno 911) and Kimberly Williams (Father of Bride) to star. We got some mid-sized roles due in part to hanging with Paul back at the Heartland Cafe years back. It was quite an experience to sit in an AMC 21 in downtown Chicago and watch yourself on the screen. It was…totally terrifying. I can only speak for myself – but I am not a big fan of watching myself in multiplexes. Sure, it has a Vinny Chase vibe to it, but as your scene begins, you are really aware of your surroundings. I wonder if actors like to be seen watching themselves or if they are super neurotic about it. Me? The latter. Anyway, the movie was great. I really thought that it was going to be more of a comedy, but Paul made a real nice “Garden State”-esque picture with comedy mixed with some poignant moments. The music was great, put together by Minty Fresh records. The acting was really great, as I thought Tom Lennon was really believable as a down and out minor league groundskeeper. I didn’t think they existed, but this movie brought that to life! Sandy played a coach. Kate played a trailer park teenager who cut her toe off. Adam played a smart-ass mechanic and I played a deadbeat husband. After the movie at the party, I was talking to Mary the script superviser and she introduced me to her 12 year old son. He didn’t recognize me from the movie and Mary kept giving him clues. He finally figured out who I was and he then extended his hand to shake, as if now I was somebody. It was pretty funny. Paul is looking for the right distributor now and the hope is that this movie will get a chance to see the light of day. It deserves it.

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