Day 12 Our Final day of Blogging!
For our final day, I have an interview with Caitlin E. J. Meyer.
Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get involved with this project?
Caitlin: I was born and raised in Salt Lake City with a big family of 7 siblings! I loved acting from a very young age and started doing theatre when I was 5. I grew up on the stage and then later starting doing film. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Psychology. I am a preschool teacher in a school specifically for children with Autism and I am so lucky to work with such amazing kids! I got married 7 months ago to my best friend Daniel. We love to go to movies, take road trips, and spend time together with friends and family.
How did you get involved with this project?
Caitlin: I am very blessed to have an extremely talented mother who happened to write the movie! She is amazing and it’s a really fun thing for both of us to spend time together doing the things we love (writing and acting!). I also have known John Lyde since my awkward teenage years and it’s a great time working with him also.
What was you favorite part about making this movie?
Caitlin: Well first off, it is always a pleasure to work on a film that my mom has written, so that was really special. And secondly, it is probably the experience and the attitude that everyone had on set while filming. It was so fun and everyone was always joking and having a good time.
Is there a funny story you could share about the filming, or a particular scene that would be interesting readers?
Caitlin: One of my favorite moments while filming was when Melanie and I were on the horse carriage trying to find “Oliver.” I was pretty excited when I first sat up there…until I saw Mel’s face! I asked her if she had much time to practice driving the carriage with the horses and she said no. *gulp* But we thought we would wing it! As soon as they called action the horses took off like they were in the Kentucky Derby! I was pretty impressed with Melanie that she was able to control them so well, until I heard the real sheer panic in her voice as she was trying to make them slow down. We just kept getting closer and closer to the camera and I was almost certain we were going trample everyone. Thankfully the horses stopped at what seemed like the last second. As soon as they said cut we both started laughing! Both because we were terrified, and secondly because it was hilarious and exhilarating. If Melanie ever quits acting I really think she could get into horse racing! 🙂
Is there anything else you would like people to know about this movie?
Caitlin: This was not an easy film to make! There were lots of really long days and nights and the heat and the cold and the bugs and the sewer sprinklers (another funny story J) and uncooperative birds, and the rain, but there was still such an awesome feeling of joy between everyone. People were just happy to be a part of such an amazing project. There were so many people stepping in, helping and working hard to pull it off. Those are the ones who made it all possible! It was so worth it!
How do you feel about Miracles?
Caitlin: Having the opportunity to have a role in three “Miracle” movies, I would be pretty ungrateful if I didn’t notice the miracles around me. I think God sends me little miracles to keep me humble and to always remember Him. It is a little piece of Heaven on earth that shows us that God loves us.