This weekend I went to San Francisco to watch Danishka Esterhazy shoot a short film based on my story "Bones" from The Rose And The Beast. It was one of the best weekends of my life. I am so grateful to Danishka, her husband Jonathan, our beautiful actors, Katie Polley and Michael Klinger, and the crew from Scary Cow productions. plus incredible make up artists and background. Here's a video of the house.
Here is the house of Derrick Blue, the music producer who seduces The Girl.
The production designers, Joe Sikoryak and Agata Kamler, made special liquor labels based on my book titles, Ecstasia, Primavera, Moon Harvest and The Waters And The Wild.
Here is Derrick Blue's blue cake baked by Joe.
Tiny Frida Kahlos on the altar from Agata's collection.
The art directors made gold records for Derrick Blue featuring band and album names based on my books and my life. This "band" is Jack and Irv, a reference to my father Irving Alexander Block, and his writing partner Jack Rabin.
My shoes broke so I "had" to buy new ones for the shoot. I'm barefoot in the first scene.
Danishka and Jonathan opened their home to me. I gave them roses and treats from Tartine but they deserve an unlimited supply.