January 24th, 2013 by Candace Cameron Bure / Practically Speaking
There’s nothing like being in mom mode and coming off the holiday season only to be thrust into work mode on location. A movie, my second book and production deals came pouring in at the same time this month and suddenly I’ve become a master juggler. I’ve got to be honest, I love routine. But the crazy business I’m in never allows for that. Its also exciting and tests my organizational skills and patience. How do I do it all? Only by the grace of God and one day at time!
I just filmed a movie called “Finding Normal” that will air in the springtime on GMC network. We shot the the movie in 12 days, which I’ll tell you firsthand was insane. The shortest amount of time for filming a TV movie in my 31 years of acting has been 18 days, they’re usually 21-24 days, so you can understand how grueling the schedule was. We shot in the small town of Columbia, Louisiana where we battled the weather and the clock. As difficult as the schedule was, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed shooting a movie more. The townspeople took great care of us, thank you Caldwell Parish, and I worked with one of the coolest crews. Our director, Brian Herzlinger was FUN-tastic! The 80’s music references were flying along with dancing the Carlton. I took every opportunity to laugh, be a super dork and enjoy myself. Of course, when the cameras were rolling, I was all business. ok, most of the time.
Val was flying solo with the kids at home. We have a good balance at making sure one of us is with the kids when the other is out of town. Traveling apart doesn’t always make time for the healthiest marriage, but we were blessed with a getaway to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this week by ourselves! We have some catching up to do and this couldn’t have come at a better time. It so important to carve out quality time with your spouse in the midst of life. So, yes, I’m actually writing this post on an airplane. The kids are at home with my mother-in-law who’s visiting from Russia for a few weeks. Gotta love family!
There are lots of videos posted on Finding Normal’s Facebook page here. I hope you enjoy watching the behind the scenes footage and the making of what will be a heartfelt and inspiring movie, seeking the life God has called you to.
Here are my personal behind the scenes photos! I’ll keep you updated on Finding Normal’s air date and DVD release date. I’d love to hear your comments below and will try to answer as many questions as I can!