HOT NEWS! THE HEART OF TEXAS PETANQUE CLUB IN A MOVIE.

Hello everyone and welcome.

We just spent four days supporting a young movie director Mathieu Ricardi to film a movie called Human Play a love story that took place during a petanque tournament.   This was filmed at the French Legation Museum in Austin TX.   Many of us were on call all day long and in between shots we practiced any time we could.. It was real fun, we got the chance to meet some great people, like famous actor Lance Henriksen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Henriksen) He never heard of the game before and completely feel in love with it and may even built a court in his backyard.   It was a full professional production with an incredible dedicated movie crew,cinematographer, camera operator, clapboard, great catering service, wardrobe, make up artist, producer etc….  Everyone was charmed by the game.   Most of the main actors and extras had only watched a little bit about the game on Youtube to learn more about their part, but seeing it live a lot of them ask to throw a ball or play a game in between takes.  That was just too cool to witness all of them having a blast.   It was like giving a four days workshop to about 60 beginners.   I was intrigued by the fact that  Mathieu the director from Canada took petanque as his main part of the story?    So I asked him why petanque?   He said this was a true story that happened to him during a tournament in Canada.  None of us knew that he could play the game, but on the last day of the filming when he was a little more relax, he had the opportunity to throw a few balls with us and you could tell he was a good player.   Thank you for having HOT been part of the movie and thank you to everyone who participated.

Writer/Director: Mathieu Ricordi
Producer/Production Manager: Shawn Talley
Assistant Director: Michelle Millette
Cameraman: Andrew Baird
Soundman: Kyle Graham
Jasmine (lead actress): Kelsie Pribilski
Mark (lead actor): Grayson Berry
James (2nd lead actor): Holt Boggs
Pascal (Jasmine’s guardian): Lance Henriksen
Grip/Electric team: Suezean Matarazzo, Brandon Torres
Production Designer: Katherine Morter

A+ Love Arsene

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Mathieu Ricardi the director with Andrew Baird the camera man.

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The setting, looking like a Tournament.

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The main star Lance Henriksen

The main star Lance Henriksen

 

Carolyne showing  Lance  the different characteristic on a ball.

Carolyne showing Lance the different characteristic on a ball.

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Lucky to have met Lance Henriksen.

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We lost against his team!

We lost against his team!

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The great group of extras playing the spectators.

The weather was perfect!

The weather was perfect!

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The lead actor Grayson BerryIMG_4268

The second  lead role on right Holt Boggs

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Jasmine (lead actress): Kelsie Pribilski

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The referee, he was one of the actor who could not stop playing with us every time the director will say cut, he will rush to play another game.  Sweet!

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From left to right Alain, Jacques ,Carolyne, Jim

 

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Ed, Marie Claude

 

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In between shots.

 

The producers.

The producers.

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Doing the stunt work for filming in slow motion some great shots.

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Finally we made it in the movies! With the sound man Kyle Graham 

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With the director and the incredible Michelle Millette assistant director.

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With first lead actor on right Grayson Berry and second lead actor on leftHolt Boggs

The catering service was excellent but had a French panache to it because Jacques donated some of his famous patè.

The catering service was excellent but had a French panache to it because Jacques donated some of his famous patè.

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On the way to the set!

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HAHAHA!

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