22 September 2015

Just Let Go

Over the last several years I have had some amazing opportunities fall into my lap, life sure is funny that way....keep reading to learn more about one such opportunity!

In February 2007, some of you may remember a very tragic accident...a young 17 yr old drunk driver hit a vehicle with a family. The pregnant mother, including the unborn child, the daughter and one son were all killed. The father and one son survived. There was another son that was not with them at the time. One of the most amazing things to come from this accident was the forgiveness of the father to that young driver! If you were anywhere in Utah, especially the Salt Lake Valley at this time, you most assuredly heard about this great story of....forgiveness!

Chris Williams, the father of this family went on to write a book, Let It Go, and I'm sure his life has been a whirlwind of ups and downs since that fateful night! Now, he is sharing his story with the world in a movie, Just Let Go!

In June 2014, it was my great honor to be an extra in this movie! Many of you will remember a Facebook post with my excitement about being at the BYU Law Library for the day! Sorry to disappoint all those that thought we were adopting...they were just filming there that day! So, keep an eye out during the courtroom scenes! This was a most memorable experience watching the process of filming and how many takes they do for each little piece of a scene. One of the crew told me that day that I won't ever watch a movie or even a TV show the same way again. I told her that I already say things like "I wonder how many times..." ...they had to shoot that to get it just right or to get it without the characters laughing or any number of things! I have to say that this day there were not a lot of retakes due to mistakes, these actors were amazing and very nice! Here are some pics from that day:
makeup
makeup
hair
hair




One thing I was not sure of was the protocol of approach, so I just stayed in the background, then Darin Southam approached me, we talked for a short bit between shots and, of course, had a picture taken. I was also seated behind the great Brenda Vaccaro and was able to listen to her many stories. Adam Berg was there to be an extra and was scooped up to sit in as an assistant to the District Attorney! The crew, especially Dan LaPray, (pictured below) was a wonder to watch! In the end, after all was done for the day, I had the opportunity to get a picture with Sam Sorbo, who is also very friendly!It was also great to see Jeremy Holm again, we met at the Anti-Bullying Fair! Needless to say, I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Darin Southam
Darin Southam
Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro

Adam Berg
Adam Berg

Sam Sorbo
Sam Sorbo
Jeremy Holm
Jeremy Holm

Also included were some great eats:

A bonus of being an extra included the opportunity to attend a pre-screening, last week! More amazing opportunities, meeting Chris William and Matt Townsend! Also took the opportunity to get a pic with Dan LaPray (mentioned above)! There were other bloggers in attendance and other 'extras' including Adam Berg and other cast members of Studio C, sadly didn't get a chance to meet them...this time!
Dan LaPray
Dan LaPray
Chris William
Chris William
Meeting Matt Townsend!
Meeting Matt Townsend!
Supportive family after the prescreening: Amber, Ray, self, Tyler, Steve
Supportive family after the prescreening: Amber, Ray, self, Tyler, Steve

That brings me to NOW....THIS COMING MONDAY, 28 Sep 2015, please do everything in your power to participate in a one night event, A Night of Forgiveness, with over 500 theaters participating across the county, you MUST go see Just Let Go! You will not regret it...but take some tissues! Click here to buy your tickets for this special event and in the meantime, here is the Official Trailer...



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(If using social media at any time regarding this movie, please use the following hashtags: #JustLetGoMovie and/or #JustLetGo)

So, forgiveness....watsit2u?
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