When misterk showed me the script he wrote entitled 'Avatar', I knew we had something I could sell to one of the big studios. "Just one problem," I told him. "I know that James Cameron is already working on a film with that name. Plus, I heard something about some sort of airbender character that also has something to do with avatars. But, I really love what you've done here: an entire movie about an obscure internet forum."
Well, that was almost three years ago. This project sailed through pre-production with hardly a hiccup, although we still hadn't come up with a title. Tragedy struck two days ago, though, on the 4th day of filming. Our script supervisor wasn't on the set after lunch, so I sent my PA BigNose to fetch her. Well, he found her in the trailer we use as a mobile office, but she wouldn't be making it back to the set. She was dead. Apparently of an overdose, although we haven't gotten official word from the coroner on that yet. She was a good person, and I had enjoyed working with her, but that didn't mean we could afford to slow down our shooting schedule. So, we continued shooting.
Then, yesterday morning I got a call from BigNose before I had even got to the lot. "There has been another death," he told me. "The best boy seems to have fallen from the rigging. It isn't clear yet why his safety harness didn't work."
We continued working, but everyone on the cast and crew was in a pretty somber mood. Sure, death isn't unheard of here in Hollywood. But two deaths in two days is a bit unnerving. My very talented director, Dr Ug, was suddenly much more temperamental than he had been. For one scene yesterday, he must have made those poor actors do about 50 takes. When cycoden would ask Dr Ug what he was looking for, the only response was a muttered, "I'll know it when I see it. From the top." I left after take 42.
Then today, when Rakysh headed to wardrobe to get his 'couch potato' costume, he discovered yet another dead body. Our beloved costume designer had been stabbed through the heart with a knife from the prop department. And, finally, it all started making sense to me. We had a mafia infestation on our hands. So, although we had a movie to make, we also had to do the only logical thing: start lynching anyone we found suspicious!
The standard rules apply (originally written by Vox and modified by pretty much everyone else).
3. Please stay (at least mostly) on topic.
4. Don't lurk through the whole game; if you need to drop out, TELL ME. Really bad lurkers REALLY PISS ME OFF. We have replacement players just in case real life gets in the way of your mafia playing.
5. If you aren't part of the game, please post in spoilers in the discussion thread for outside analysis. (*grabbing popcorn* is okay, just don't be too disruptive.)
7. If you die, don't say anything for the rest of the game except a simple, "Bah, you got me," which reveals no information.
8. You may not post verbatim or quote from your role PM. Paraphrasing is fine.
9. You may not edit your posts.
director - Dr Ug - survived to end, independent lyncher
assistant director -