A surprising number of earnest conversations

One aspect of production that surprised me was the sheer earnestness to the many conversations I had in those three days on set and at the bar after we wrapped.

How many times in life do you genuinely tell someone that you appreciate their hard work, that you love working with them, that they’re doing great work, that they’re an essential part of the team, and that without them there, things would not have been half as enjoyable or successful?

In normal office jobs, this happens rarely. We might say these things sometimes to people we love romantically, but rarely to co-workers and even more rarely to someone we met just three days ago.

It’s a wonderful thing.