Saturday, December 19, 2009

I am drained.

Last night we wrapped 11 days of filming on an episode of “Treme” that I wrote. The show is now going on break for two weeks. Just in time.

Best part of the experience: My episode was directed by Ernest Dickerson, the cinematographer of “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” Ernest and I did a lot of talking about music, movies and food during this shoot.

Also, I got to shake Dr. John’s hand. (Photo above: David Simon and me at the recording studio where we filmed Dr. John.)

Worst part of the experience: I was sick with a chest cold for the second half of the shoot... and New Orleans is a bitch when it’s cold and rainy. All I want to do right now is sleep.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

congrats on putting it to bed. next stop, editing.

the job is day after relentless day, as any parent might tell you.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I don't wanna be a parent either.

Don't like stress. Don't manage it well.

'Drea said...

I was just thinking about the unyielding rat race. If I could just opt out for a month, it would be so nice.

Hope that you're feeling up to speed soon.

that dude said...

I hate working while sick. How do women do it?

DRE said...

Hang in there, UBM. I am expecting good things from "Treme", given your track record.....

wanda loves... said...

Get well soon UBM. At least youre working and in production! Looking forward ti seeubg the show.

Do you know the premiere date yet?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks, Wanda. I don't know the exact date... but it'll be April 2010.

Shari B said...

Congrats! I may have to renew my subscription to HBO just to watch this -- sounds amazing.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Hey, Shari!

Victoria D. said...

Congrats! Show sounds so interesting. Can't wait to see it!

-Victoria D.

Illmath said...

Livin the dream UBM Livin' the dream....