Jennifer Lynch walked into the bar last night after wrap. It was the end of a long day — the end of a long arduous shoot. Some on the crew had gone 11 straight days with no time off. No overtime. No union scale wages. Just a low budget psychological thriller with something special going for it.
Jennifer Lynch walked into the bar last night and her crew, exhausted as they were, rose to their feet and clapped their hands to show their love for her. No director ever moved a crew to such an ovation before. Not in these parts anyway.
Vincent D’Onofrio told me the only reason he took his role, was to work with Jen. Julia Ormond came because of Jen. Neither were paid anything close to what they make on other movies.
Over the course of the production, Jennifer reached out to every single member of the crew and made that person feel special. She inspires love and affection. Crew move heaven and earth for her.
I’ve learned a lot from watching her and I am a better person for knowing her. I am left with a string good memories and glowing things to say about a number of people. I’ll try to catch up over the next few days.