Mike is another friend of Geoff’s and builds sets for a living. So who better to ask for to build your set? But of course, like all of our volunteers Mike took things to another level. Our location was great - a lot of the props already existed but we still needed a few more things to fill it out. We asked Mike if he had any ideas.
A couple days later I got a call - Geoff and Mike had just raided the set dec warehouse of a prominent CW show shooting in town (RIP – that show). I shouldn’t say raided, Mike got permission of course, but they basically loaded up his truck with all the cool stuff they could find and that’s a huge part of the reason we have such a rich frame in Thwackers. Everything from Jakob and Mikey’s chairs to those awesome purple barber chairs to in the back to the white screen that covered up the pink fireplace (yes, there’s a pink fireplace at the location).
We also had the challenge of making a house living room look like an apartment. We asked Mike to take a look and see what we could do about building a false wall. One look and he said “Oh yeah, no problem. You want a door too?” And with that he found us the perfect door, built it into a wall and put it all together. And there I was having trouble installing the doorknob.
Anyway, Mike really came through for us in a big way. Not only did he call in some much needed, amazing favors, he put in many hours of building, painting and hauling crap around. And of course, he’s just a great guy. We owe him a lot!