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It’s a Sign, it’s a Sign… I’m Gonna be a Star!

Aug. 13, 2007 – Got a call from a movie production company – as we often do – seeking a classic Mini to be used in a pilot episode for a TV series. The caller needed a blue Mini, preferably with a dark interior. Since I don’t have one, I made a quick call to a former customer – now friend – whose Island Blue/white Mini might fit the bill. I sent some pics and got an eager okay from the director.

Not long after, Patrick R. – and his Mini pictured below – headed to Hollywood. After a quick stop at the security gate, Patrick was promptly ushered to the set. The plot called for the heroine (a hottie, dressed skimpily, of course) to be chased by ghastly ghouls while in a downpour. She attempts to escape by taking refuge in the Mini (which we consider to be the real star), and huddles in the rear seat. Undaunted, the ghoul-guys surround the little Mini and begin rocking it – while the terrified teen acts, well, terrified…

Patrick – paid nicely for his trouble – later emails, “Thanks for hooking me up with the movie shoot. It was a lot of fun. Everything was shot on green screen with effects to be added later. It was really interesting to be part of the process and to see firsthand how movies are made. Not sure what the name of the pilot will be, none of the crew I asked seemed to know. Will be interesting to see if my Mini makes it to the ‘little screen’…”

Below are several shots from the shoot. or Click Here for all 42 of Patrick’s pics…