You’ve seen the Twilight saga (it’s ok, this s safe place and any snickering on my part will subside soon enough) and now I present to you “Dunes” – a parody of the beloved movie franchise written as part of The Institution Theater’s Sketch 201 class featuring the most underused supernatural love interest.  I do suspect that after this sketch we’ll see more of “them” as romantic leads.  Yes, I’m being vague. I can’t go around spoiling things for you.  (Thankfully, you can’t see the YouTube still below, so it really will be a surprise.  Right? Right?!?!)

This is my second sketch to be filmed and I want to thank all the cast and crew involved in making it happen.  Thank you for your time, your energy, for letting me pay you in sodas, coffee, breakfast tacos and sandwiches.

Some special thanks to:

April – for helping me make the costume (we are now pros and our next supernatural costume of this sort will be even more awesome – lots.of lessons learned there), thanks for your ideas, for all the shopping trips, for letting us invade your space, re-arrange and decorate your room.  Also, huge thanks for all of the behind-the-scenes photos.  You were incredible as always.

Jonathan – thanks for taking care of the cast and crew, keeping everyone happy  and for knowing me well enough that when I get brain-locked, I don’t have to say a word – you just swoop in and do.  I hope you’re always available to PA.  You are awesome!

Richard – I cannot begin to thank you enough.  Without you and your talent this project wouldn’t have happened.  Thank you for volunteering so much of your time from filming to editing to providing the music, sound effects and of course the fantastic special effects.  You are terrific and it’s a great privilege to be a part of any shoot you’re on.  I truly feel guilty receiving any praise for this when so much of what made this work is you and your dedication.  I’m looking forward to shooting Clown Family and for borrowing you again to shoot my horrible family birthday sketch.

14 thoughts on “Dunes

  1. Oh what a hoot. The music. The perfect casting. “So full of water” “Never having to worry about fashion” So quick to move on.
    Outstanding work!

    • Beth says:

      Thank you so much! We had a lot of fun. Nothing like spending a day being silly with some of your favorite people. I see a bright future where more mummies are cast as leading men. 🙂 Why should vampires and zombies get all the glory?

  2. Jonathan says:

    That was awesome and so fun!!!! Call me when you need me! Or text –texting is always better…

    • Beth says:

      Absolutely! I’ve told several people I always want you to be on any set I’m a part of. next time I want to get you to do more ADP work. And again for the record, you rock.

  3. Tony says:

    That was great! Some good subtle jokes mixed with the very ones.

  4. DeAnne says:

    VERY good — loved the “so full of water” line. I want to be in one of your sketches when I come back!

  5. Beth says:

    Thank you, DeAnne! And it would be awesome to have you in one of my sketches (and just back in Austin in general).

  6. Roanna says:

    That is awesome. I never get tired of watching it!

  7. Roanna says:

    Oh and congratulations to everyone in the cast and crew. Great job!

  8. Roanna says:

    Reblogged this on The Life and Times of Legs Magee and commented:
    This is my friend Beth’s parody sketch of ‘Twilight’ called… DUNES. Way more watchable than ‘Twilight,’ trust me. Great job, Beth!

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