I wrote and directed two episodes of this syndicated horror anthology series in the late 80’s.
I remember my first shot as a director. It was pretty complicated – four actors, the camera had a big move, and I was nervous. I kneeled, concentrating, taking in the scene, but soon realized no one was doing anything. And time was passing, on a shoot with a very tight schedule. I started getting irritated – what were they all waiting for?
That’s when the Assistant Director came over and whispered “You have to say ‘Action’.”
In this script excerpt, Dotty’s over her initial shock, and she and Paul are get- ting romantic…