On the set of the PSA for The Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in McKinney, Texas, October 2012.

On the set of the PSA for The Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in McKinney, Texas, October 2012.

Last fall, I was an extra in a PSA for The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter for families with kids.  You can barely see me at 0:41 seconds and 1:00 in the video, but it was my first “official” credited role.  They even got my name right in the credits. 

Like I said, we filmed it last year, but they just posted it on You Tube! 

By the way, this is a really good charity.  My grandparents made a donation to it after my grandma and I visited it when we were filming the PSA.  You can find out about it and make your own donation at:  http://www.thesamaritaninn.org/SupportTheInn/DonateNow.aspx

The director on this video shoot, Marco Bottiglieri was really cool.  There were about 20 kids on the set, and some of them had done a lot of stuff before but about half were on a film set for the first time.  It took all day long — from 8 a.m. until after 4 p.m. — to film this, and he was very patient.  It was fun, and was a great “first experience”! 

Also, I met Dakota Buchanan that day — Linda McAlister is his agent, too, and he’s really cool.  Now we’re both in the same class at Nancy Chartier’s Studio, so I get to see him every Friday.  (You can see his picture, and mine, if you click on the “Texas Talent” tab on Linda’s website, and then select the “Kids” tab — his brother Cory is under “Teens”.)

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