As we anxiously await news of the release date of son Brandon’s new Benji film I thought some of you might enjoy knowing how it all started, against all odds. My first day ever on a real movie set was the first day of shooting on the original Benji.
Not only was it my first day ever on the set of a real movie, this was a first movie for the entire (very tiny) Dallas, Texas production crew. Only the dog trainers were veteran movie makers. The rest of us had done our share of television commercials, industrial films, and maybe a short documentary or two, but there was no experience on a real movie anywhere in the group. These were exciting times. These things actually happened. And those of us involved can say we changed the world, if only just a little.