Getting “crafty” on set

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Ketty Totemeier

According to Cynthia Sass in her article on snacking, Americans can attribute 25 percent of their calorie intake to snacking. Similar to coffee, snacking has become a trendy addiction in the daily life of most Americans.

Things are no different on the set for the movie A Man From Nowhere a feature film that many students from The Master’s University (TMU) in Santa Clarita are assisting in creating.

Victor DeMayo, a member of the content marketing team says, “They give you a variety of snacks and drinks … gotta go for Twix every time… It definitely gives you a break from the daily struggles.”

Another member of this team, Jill Nunez explains, “I think since I did the Winterim film class last semester, I think there’s a lot more of a variety of foods this semester, and I want to say the food is fancier as well.”

All would agree that, as they call it, the craft services are a crucial element to being on set. It not only satisfies cravings, gives a break from the hard work, and is full of lots of options, but this table acts as a place of fellowship— a way to commune with friends all working on the same film.

It also provides a practical way to serve. If you are on a crew and looking to make connections with a producer or a big time actor, the easiest way to do so would be to provide them with a bag of their favorite chips and a water bottle pre-customized with their initials “Sharpied” on the transparent twist-off cap.

Production assistant, Hungary Kazar helps set up the crafty every day. She even came up with a little rhyme, “I love the Cheetos, the Doritos, the Fritos.”

“It brings people in, and it fills their hungry bellies… as my name goes, people love food and drink, and I love serving people,” Kazar says.