I wrote earlier how I had been tapped to play a small role in a very small indie film. My role? Pops, the homeless man with his ear to the street. Well, they had the premier screening for cast and families the other night, and—yep—there I was. For about, oh, twenty seconds or so. Maybe thirty. I thought I was pretty convincing as a scruffy homeless man, and we’ll just leave it at that and not think about how little it took to make me appear that way. (Wearing entirely clothes from my own wardrobe!)
The film is called Children of the Street. It’s an earnest work that actually tells an important story about runaways and homelessness. (Very rough around the edges, and clearly shot on a budget of approximately zero—but still, it was rewarding to be in.) I got an email from someone at our church today, saying he’d gone to see the public showing (not knowing I was in it), and was quite surprised by the homeless guy!
Maybe it will show up online someday. If so, you’ll hear it first here.