I imagine some of you have heard me describe my life in three chapters. Chapter I involved 25 + years in business. Chapter II was 23 + years in public service as a deputy sheriff. After I retired on April Fool’s Day, 2013, I started Chapter III which is The Arts.
Making an effort to spend time with the arts opens doors leading to an amazing array of life adventures. I consider my writing to be a part of my artistic effort. I just finished a University of Washington – Seattle music course titled The Ultimate 1 Day Guitar Lesson, which was taught by guest instructor Marlene Hutchinson from Southern California.
Yesterday was a real capper. I spent two hours as an actor in some flashback scenes for a feature-length film called Lemonheads. The film project which is a Tacoma production, was written by Dawson Doupe’, Todd Tapper and Ryder Doupe’. The project is co-directed by Dawson Doupe’ and Todd Tapper.
The Producer, an extremely gracious woman by the name of Tonya M. Skoog, made it possible for me to have the life experience of being in a film, even though my own mother has always told me my face is better suited for radio than the movies. In fact as a newborn, rather than slapping me on the behind to start my crying and breathing, which was the normal procedure, the doctor took one look at my newborn face and slapped my mother.
Ms. Skoog’s makeup artist, Rachael Wagoner, promised to cake on enough makeup to get me on the big screen.
Lemonheads, a comedy film about two drug addicted guys trying to score their next fix, is coming out later this year, 2015. If all my scenes do not end up on the cutting room floor, you can tell your friends, “Hey, I know the real star of this movie, Joe Boyle.” Wouldn’t it be amazing if I won an Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor? Of course since I am a legend, in my own mind, I will be happy to sign an autograph for you.
See you at the movies.