Goodnight, Gracie

I can’t believe there’s only a week left before heading on to DC. After three weeks of shooting and a week of pre-production, it seems as though I’ve been here forever. Then again, the time really flies on these long days. We made it to Jackson late Wednesday night and have been enjoying the sleep and quiet phones for two days now. It’s amazing how calm things are when the four cell phones we have here aren’t all going off at once. Amile, our executive producer, has graciously offered me a place to stay at his parents’ house where I have eaten huge breakfasts and acquired a few new nicknames. I now understand why Mississippi leads the country in obesity.

I wish I had photos, but the card reader has over 500 pictures I have yet to sort through. Mississippi is such a beautiful state with awe inspiring thunderstorms. Wrap time has been cut short several times as a result of the rain and lightening. Shug, our puppy player and local mascot, had to be carried to the car when she refused to leave the porch! I guess even dogs get scared sometimes.

All in all, with the late nights, long hours, and crazy weather, this has been a true learning opportunity for me. The organization and skill required to build a film like this is something one can only learn from personal experience. We have all had a great time trying new things, and I can’t wait to see what the next project holds.

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Kate Zickel

I hate long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners, but love roller coasters and the ocean. My favorite foods include bread pudding and chocolate covered grasshoppers. I am married to the love of my life and soon hope to add 2.5 dogs to the family. For fun, I enjoy reading good stories and exercising my second amendment rights. When I need the energy, I listen to U2, the 77's, and AC/DC along with a wide variety of country favorites. My favorite movies include "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "When Harry Met Sally" and "The Shining". I like being the first to disparage a popular trend before the other hipsters and can often be found at Starbucks (I'm the customer not yelling at the barista about too much foam).

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