Acting is not one of my many pursuits, but my step-dad is entering the Straight8 film contest, and I’m one of the people in the film (along with my sister, grandma, and boyfriend)! For Straight8 contestants use one roll of super 8 film to shoot a 3 minute 20 second movie with absolutely no retakes or editing (hence the name, I guess); you’ve got one shot to do it. A week later you send in the soundtrack for the film and they put it together. The other night we started filming, but couldn’t finish the whole thing for various reasons. I believe we’re finishing it tonight. I’m not sure how much I’m supposed to talk about it; maybe it’s secretive, maybe it’s not (I just don’t know). Anywhoo, I will say it takes place at night, has religious themes, and involves a dead body. I can’t wait to see it!