One of my fondest memories was playing an extra in the movie, “War of the Worlds”. As it turned out I played the role of a survivor, who among others, was migrating to God Knows where after the aliens invaded. Basically, the filming entailed walking around in a field for two days (in which we pretty much froze during this). However, my efforts did garner me a few precious seconds in the movie. Of course, you have to know where to look, but I can honestly point it out. Nevertheless, it was an exhilarating experience especially considering that I was able to rub elbows with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.
The thing that I loved most about the entire experience was that there was no judgment, no “I´m better than you” attitude from these celebrities. In their eyes we are an integral part in the production of the movie, and it was obvious that sentiment meant a lot to us extras.
In comparison, there is a greater sense of gratitude in knowing that there are people, such as yourself, who invest their time and energy in a platform that truly benefits and inspires someone such as myself, who is incarcerated. In a prisoner’s eyes it is you who are truly distinguished and notable, and words cannot adequately express the gratitude that someone who is imprisoned has for your willingness to interact with them and show your support.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and of course your feedback is always welcomed! Please feel free to reach out to me through my contact information, below, as I would love to hear from you directly.
E-mail me by visiting www.jpay.com ( J Pay is a dedicated site that the Virginia Department of Corrections utilizes for prisoners to send and receive emails through.) Please be sure to use Virginia State ID number 1130793 to contact me.
Contact me via snail mail:
David Bomber # 1130793
Nottoway Correctional Center
PO Box 488
Burkeville VA 23922
By: David Bomber