About a month ago, I was contacted by someone from Dimension Films (The people who did the “Scary Movie” movies), and they asked if they could use Mike’s and My convention setups in their latest movie called “Super Hero“. They asked us if we wanted to ship our comics, signs, and t-shirts to them for use in a comic convention scene. We asked them who would be behind our table in the actual filming, and they told us, probably an extra. So we thought, “Why not us?”
So, we flew down to Hollywood for a week, with all of our convention gear, and were extras in the “Super Hero” movie. One thing is for sure, I’m not quiting my day job to become an extra…. 16 hour days of sitting around. We were treated pretty good though. They called us “vendors” instead of extras, which meant we were allowed on the set all day, instead of outside in the tent where all of the other extras had to sit until they were needed in a shot, when they would be herded in like cattle, then herded out once they were finished with them, and we got access to the good snacks and good coffee! We met a lot of really great people, and it actually felt like a real convention, as Mike and myself spent the majority of our days doing sketches for the cast and crew members, between waiting for them to shoot near our table. (I’d post some sketches, but most of them have the super heroes from the movie in them, and I think I’d get in trouble). I even sold a few t shirts too.
It will be interesting to see what comes of all of this. Our life size Spy Guy and the Possum cut outs made it into a handfull of shots, (a couple of them nice and big) and Mike and myself might be in a couple, but you never know what is going to make it into the final film. We’ll have to wait until March to see. (Look for us in the last sequence of the movie, during the “Hero Con” comic convention).
“Super Hero” looks to be in the same catagory as the “Scary Movies” and “Naked Guns“. It’s not going to win an Oscar, but should be good for a few (or more) laughs.
Wow hollywood bigshots eh?
the Zucker brothers are responsible for lots of funny stuff.
That’s pretty awesome!!!!
This could be one funny movie if done well. I just saw the movie ‘sidekick’ the other day (shot in Toronto), pretty funny stuff on the whole super-hero thing.
SWEET! Blair, sounds like you and your bro had a good time. Can’t wait to see your big screen debut.
Craig: Bring your magnifying glass. The Possum and Spy Guy should be nice and big in a couple shots though.
Daniel: I haven’t seen Sidekick, but I have been curious to see it. There were a few parts we got to see filmed in ‘Superhero’ that made me laugh. If the rest of the movie is like the last sequence, it should be funny.
Murray: David Zucker is producer on this film, and was on set each day. I never actually had a full conversation with him (just said hi a couple times). We got to talk to Robert Weiss which was pretty neat, and both Mike and I gave him a set of our comics. Everyone on the set were pretty approachable, and seemed like very nice people.
Blair! Wow man, that’s really cool that you and your brother were flown out to Hollywood! That’s great that they asked for you guys to be in the film.
Man, I wish I knew you were coming out here, I woulda tried to hook up with ya. Course, with those 16 hour work days they had you guys on, we may not have had any time to meet! Keep us updated.
Can I have your autograph? Oh wait. I got that already…on this napkin/kleenex…..Is that used?!
Good enough. 😉