Wednesday, 27 May 2009

...almost famous

Came home the other day to find a non-enveloped letter in the box. Nothing strange about that, except this one said something along the lines of "We've been scouting for filming locations and your house matches the descriptions of the director's requirements...etc". The production is the second series of an AFI winning comedy that screened on SBS. Nobody really watched it (myself included) but I had heard of it. One of those shows you think "I wouldn't mind watching that", but five minutes later forget what day or time it is on.

At first Q though they must have dropped the letter into every house along the street. But we soon figured that if they were after a clean 1940's picket-fenced Californian bungalow with a neat garden, they would have dropped to the letter to every house on the street except ours. We live in a dump, though its an endearing dump.

So Q rang the producer this morning to find out more...

"So you're interested in our house?"


"You mean the boxy one in desperate need of a paintjob with the large, broken yacht out the front?"


"The one with the blue rowboat, retro lawnmowers and rusty 1950's concrete mixers?"

"You betcha"

"Our house with the giant banana passionfruit vine strangling the clothesline, the mouldy caravan and a Charles Dickens doorknocker?"

"The very one"

"The one with no fence, a letterbox being held in place with a couple of housebricks and a grumpy pussy cat?"

"It's perfect!"

"So when can you come over?"

Six weeks filming, unlimited access required. We're keen to learn more (and we we're meeting the producer on Friday morning), but its far from a given. It may be too disruptive to our lives (pussycat included) and the interior may not meet their requirements anyway. It is very cosy inside. But we may be interested for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we'd get a real kick out of seeing our house, inside and out, in a TV series. Secondly, we'd love to immortalise 'The Boat', the famous boat whose owner just passed away. And lastly, there is a nice little fee payable to us, if they want to proceed.

I probably can't tell you much more because there may be confidentiality clauses and the like.

Watch this space.


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At 27 May 2009 at 18:38 , Blogger the projectivist said...

you've just become one of those people that people talk about in stories. friends of friends whose neighbour's sister-in-law had something good happen to them.

those people.

can you move into short term accom. whilst they film, or stay with friends?

it would be worth it.

At 27 May 2009 at 18:57 , Blogger eleanor bloom said...

Oooh. Excitement!

I can't blame them really. I'm entertained by the mere descriptions of the place! I'll absolutely be watching if you (by 'you' meaning your extravagantly character-filled abode) get on there. (Maybe the cat can be encouraged by a stroll-on role...?)

At 28 May 2009 at 10:44 , Blogger The Man at the Pub said...

Ms Projectivist! Surely you've had something good happen to you, at least once. If not, you need to address that, with Prozac icecream or something, stat!

I'm not crazy about relocating, but if the price is right...?

Eleanor Rainmaker - Bugger the cat! Maybe I could get my ugly mug on telly, as a pizza delivery boy or something. Though probably not. I have a good face for radio I reckon. As a photographer once told me, "Light is not your friend".

At 28 May 2009 at 11:24 , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Ooooh, how exciting! Maybe the cat could feature as an extra?

At 28 May 2009 at 20:09 , Anonymous Lorna Lino said...

Does that mean you have to pick up your underpants ... everyday?


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