DECK OF CARDS
tale that I would like to share with you all, it came to pass
that an old veteran Noddie had booked an appointment for The
Casting Collective annual
registration, he’s allocated appointment was scheduled for 9am,
on the first day of registration, as is
his want he duly arrived at Latimer Road at 6.15am.....1st
rule never be late!
Parking the car outside the CC office legally, avoiding any large
parking fines, he settled down to wait the two & three quarter
hours until the allocated time.
Looking for something to keep him occupied for the long wait
he reached into the glove compartment and found a deck of cards.
He flicked through the cards and here are his
When I see the Ace or No 1 it reminds me that there is only
one 1st AD on a job and that he must be obeyed and
respected, if you want to carry on working that is.
The 2 reminds me that the two most popular questions from some Noddies lips is "What time's lunch and what time's wrap"....also
the 2 reminds me of the only two jobs that I have done for CC in
the last two years one in 2007 & the other in 2009.....Result!
The 3 reminds me of the 3rd AD on set....mere
children and so much power...who do a great job.....bless ‘em!
The 4 reminds me that is it only four times I’ve worked with
Cyril Davey this year.....it just seems longer!
The 5 reminds me of the time I left home this morning....must
be bloody mad!
The 6 reminds me of my agents who all
do their best, for a
fee, to secure engagements for this poor man to keep him and his
family from starvation.
The 7 reminds me the only number of jobs from one of the
above in the last eighteen months....you know who you are!
The 8 reminds me of Rule 8 of the Casting Collective Guide
"If during the year, your appearance changes, please let us
know".....I’ve lost three stone in weight as I can’t afford to
The 9 reminds me that my 9am appointment is now due ....open
the doors, must get to the bathroom.
The 10 reminds me that over this
number of years I have been in this
wonderful job, good jobs, good company and a lot of fun, also
proofs to me "that money isn’t everything!"
The Jack reminds me of the phrase "I’m all right Jack" don’t
go down too well in Noddie company.
The Queen reminds me of some of the "Angels" of the costume
The King reminds of another K as in Knight.............this plug could
get me job number 8!
When I count the number of spots in a deck of cards, I find
365, the number of days in a year.....usually out of work on
most of ‘em.
I know this tale to be true....as I was that Noddie
.... 19th October 2009