Unbeknownst to me, I served in the military

My fellow blogger Colan Mehaffey filmed an on-camera interview with me just a couple of hours ago. Now as an aspiring filmmaker you often rehearse in your mind what it will be like when you do the late night talk shows: Letterman, Leno, The Daily Show.

In my mind, I am extremely witty and charming. This experience does not mark the first time that my inner fantasies have been mauled by the cold, graceless, unwashed hands of reality.

I won’t say too much about it now. Colan will edit the interview together with a film clip from Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead and post it later in the week. I'll link to it in a future blog so we can all learn a little something about how to get out of your head and relax in front of camera. It’ll be fun and, possibly for me, emotionally scarring.

Today, I was also very excited to read Robert Hope’s summary of R&J in the big catalogue. I have to say, he perfectly captured what I’d like an audience to come away with. Maybe Robert should do the next interview in my place.

However, when they rewrote my bio, my history as a military-brat for my first 18 years on this planet became “Ryan Denmark served in the US military as a young adult.” My father will be so proud.

Tune in tomorrow to learn what adventures and, perhaps, awkward social situations Jason and I manage to stumble upon at the Away We Go premiere and after-party! I’m hoping to meet Sean Connery and sing him a chorus from Darby O’Gill and the Little People. My pretty Irish girl!

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About Ryan Denmark

Ryan is the writer and director of Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead, and will be visiting Edinburgh for the first time at the Festival. He'll be blogging about his experiences each day of the Festival.

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