Tuesday, September 18, 2012


….way before she was Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga.  Who knew!  She was just a teenager, starring in ‘Catch that Kid’.  The title was changed from the original ‘Catch that Girl’.

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Here’s part of the script…..


This is funny.  ‘50’.  1111 is Mr. Hartman’s house. “A small, well kept, white house.”  Note:  This was before I did the expansion of 1/2 the house!  Also, the mint condition ‘Aston Martin’ was changed to Charles Jaguar convertible.


Bart Freundlich, the adorably handsome director is married to actress Julianne Moore.


Car, are you ready for your close up?

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The scene where the kids are biking up to the house….

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Big discussion….

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Lots of standing around….

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Get that lighting just right…

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Kristen on her bike….waiting….

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Back to the car….

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Stand ins…….

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I have no idea….this was wardrobe &/or makeup…..

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More waiting….

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Get that camera angle…….

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From the studio….

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More from the studio walkway….

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More waiting…..

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Monitors set up in the garage…..

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Director Bart seated to the right….

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Ready for my close up…..

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I’m waiting……

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Quiet on the set…..

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Big confab with Director Bart and the actor who played Mr. Hartmann.

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We finally agreed…..

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Hey….how did Charles get in the movie?

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Studying….school time on the patio…..

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Time to cover up the window…..

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Isn’t this the cutest????

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What are they doing up on the roof…look how small that side of the house was….

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Kristen decided to sit this one out.  Look how they painted the garage…….

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More waiting….

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….and discussing….or were they filming???

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O.K., ‘Here’s the shot…’

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Where’s the food….Actually the trucks were parked at the house directly below us (the one with the Akita) and I’ve never eaten so much at one time….you could get anything you could imagine….and I did!

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The neighbors Akita.  That’s right, the house just below us has an Akita too!  That must mean something….

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Kristen yacks with Director Bart who’s holding his beautiful 2 year old daughter Liv who came to visit daddy.

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And son…..

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Hey folks, it’s getting dark….

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Oh I see….you bring the daylight with you.

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Neat trick….

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O.K., I’m in charge now….let’s get this movie rolling!!!

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