Long time readers of this blog might remember that way back when I had my own jewelry business (I would diamond cut designs on rings, bracelets, pendants and so on, gold plate jewelry and create jewelry molds – my business was called “Gold Cuts”) I also did some extra work in the movies and commercials.
Well … I did that for about two years when I was first starting my business, as well as working part time at jewelery store outside the city, working for another jeweler in the building I was in and at the Toronto Convention Center as a security guard. Yes, I held down a lot of part time jobs in order to pay the bills as my business got on it’s feet.
Of all the jobs that I did during that first year or two as I got my business going the extra work was by far the most fun. It didn’t pay all that well, but it was certainly an interesting experience. Plus it was fun to spot myself in some of the commercials and movies as they came out.
One of the movies that I was an extra in was called The Brain. It was supposed to be a horror movie, but I doubt anyone watching it was all that scared. It was a very bad movie!
I never did buy a copy of the movie when it came out and I think went straight to video, but Chris and I did rent it one night just for laughs. I think I can be seen in the movie five times. The best scene is one where I’m in the audience and I’m screaming in horror.
Last night I was going through the channels setting up shows I wanted to tape on our PVR (that’s like a TIVO) and I discovered that The Brain is being shown on DRIVIN tonight at 7:15 pm and again at 7 am on Sunday morning.
In the Toronto area DRIVIN is channel 327 on Rogers. I think you have to have the movie channel package to get that channel.
Just to show you how cheesy the movie is the TV description says: “Viewers of a talk show kill themselves after the host becomes allied with an alien brain.”
Uh huh … bad movie. LOL I think most of the movie takes place in the TV Studio so there’s no sexy scene or sexy corsets or anything remotely enticing! Believe me it would have helped the movie if there were some scenes like that.
If you are the least bit interested in seeing this movie be warned that it’s not a very good movie at all. If you just want to see me in it I suggest that you tape the movie and then fast forward until you get to the studio audience scenes and then watch for a girl in a blue dress. As I said there’s one scene where I’m doing a great fake horror scream and you can see my quite well in that shot.
This is the first time I’ve actually had a chance to make a copy of the movie. If I can I’ll try to get some screen shots of my “scenes“.
Let me know if you get a chance to see the movie.