Saturday, July 02, 2011

THAT'S A WRAP!!!!

Today the girls wrapped their first film!! What a moment!! This has been an incredible journey...from thinking we're auditioning for extras in a small local film to landing a leading role in a LA produced film.

We have met some amazing people who I truly admire. LA gets a bad wrap...some of it justified...but there are still a lot of good people in the entertainment business. These people treated our girls with so much patience, respect...I'd even go as far as to say they treated our girls like they were their own. Even today one of the prop guys was telling Lisa how much he enjoyed working around the girls and how he holds them up there with his own neice. People who have a lot of responsibility and rarely are able to show emotion have this week broken down and very sincerely complimented our girls...our family. It has been an emotional week.

It may sound odd that we have made such close friends during this time...but then again we were at the movie set 43 days over the last 2 months. That is a lot of time to spend with people...you get to know them and they get to know you.

What an experience!

I get the most emotional when I think about how far my girls have come. That first week...they were so shy but were still trying so hard to do what they were being asked to do. And they SHINED!!! We had our ups and downs but the girls found a rhythm and dialed into it. I shouldn't be surprised...but I had no idea the girls were capable of this. I know they are beautiful but to see them on film is too much...they are truly BEAUTIFUL!! Oh, and their personality!!! It's the reason why everybody is attracted to them...it's that smile, wink, and a thumbs up. It's the hugs and signing "I love you" at the end of the day. It's the facial expressions when they're doing their lines that make your heart melt.

It's no wonder why so many people have told us that if they want to, they could really have a career in this. It's because of all those things and so much more.

But I keep going back to how proud I am to be their dad and be witness to them taking these huge strides and affecting so many people.

Yesterday, the girls posed for a picture with the sound guy, Paul. Paul later told me that he never had kids and that moment was very special for him...and thanked me and the girls. Little moments like that... make me tear up.

So we're done...for now! We still don't know if we'll resume filming in a month or so. We know it won't be the same but I have faith that if it's meant to be, then we'll meet up with our old friends and make new ones in the process. It will be a challenge these next couple of days to not wake up way too early, rush the girls to wash their hair, eat, and out the door to get to the set on time. Back to enjoying an Alaskan summer!

I took a video tonight as we wrapped. The guy talking at first is Casey...the main actor...and Katy's first heart throb. Katy LOVES Casey!!! But be sure to pay attention to about 2:40 when they wrap our girls. You can see Lisa start crying and turn around and hug our new very close friend Carrie (the mom of the other Alaska twins who we have come SO close to...and who we have relied on to get us through this journey!). Just watching it again is making me tear up. I can't say it enough...what a JOURNEY!!!!

6 comments:

Honey said...

What an experience and as usual you did an amazing job "wrapping" your feelings! Great job Andy. I'm proud of the girls but so very proud of you and Lisa as well. The girls' success is a direct result of your collective parenting - your love, guidance, teaching, and the way you and Lisa lead by example with your calm patience! The Browns III have made this mom very very proud. God has truly blessed us beyond measure!!

Anonymous said...

Great thrill for the Brown's - you're all now "officially" stars. Maybe a trip to Hollywood will be in the future but I kinda like the Alaskan family and definitely like the scenery of AK versus CA!

Grandpa

Amy said...

Great blog entry and video, Andy! I just knew from the moment I met them that your girls would melt hearts and steal scenes! :) Can't wait to see you all!

Love,
Amy

Anonymous said...

Hope the BLOG resumes now that you're back from the "Summer Vacation" in California!

Denny & Terri said...

Maybe wrap for you but what about us distant relatives and friends who may or may not be so "e connected and conversant.

Honey said...

OKAY, I'm anxiously waiting for the next entry....New Year's Resolution!!!!