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Collaboration

Jon Hamm, Actor

You having this kind of fast families that then dissipate when the filming ends. There's an anxiety that comes with, now what, what's next? … and I think that for both cast and crew, is a very real feeling of anxiety.”​

Liza Huget, Actor

When it's finished, everyone scatters, and it's quiet. And, your system is craving for that next high, that next job. So it, it does have an addictive nature to it …drug abuse, alcoholism, all of that stuff comes into play.” Liza Huget Actor

Katy Moore-Kozachik, Scenic Artist 

Cyanoacrylate, or  Super Glue, adheres to moisture in your nose and  throat. A colleague in scenic design wouldn't give up her super glue - she wanted to be the fastest in repairing tiny props. Today she’s disabled --occupational asthma.

Lori Stewart, Stunt Performer

When they did the take again, the stunt performer hit his head again. The AD announced, "We didn't get it, can you go again?" When the first aid attendant said, "I'm not sure he can go again." And my friend was like, "I think I- I might be able to." And then he couldn't stand and they realized he couldn't go again. They found him throwing up in a garbage can, with a first aid attendant near him.

Lori Stewart, Stunt Performer

Lenny Manzo, Location Sound, Boston, MA

Actor John Malkovich has noticed his workdays lengthen over the years. “When I started making movies, movies were three or four months... now they're three or four days. … The less days it takes to shoot a movie, the less money you spend.” 

 

Lenny Manzo, Location Sound, Boston, MA recalls, “Many nights … I didn't make it home. I had to pull over 15 minutes before my house. … You get in the car. And then after 15 to 20 minutes, you just, the whole 12, 14 hour day just kind of settles in. And you're just like opening up the window. You put the air on radio, chewing gum, all these tricks to try to stay awake. And you still nodding out at the wheel.”