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Monday 3rd March 2008

Jeff Deyo attracts police during The Imposter film shooting

WORSHIP LEADER-turned-actor Jeff Deyo spoke recently about the filming of the new independent movie The Imposter which stars Jeff and Kevin Max. He said, "When we were filming the making of one of 'Grand Design''s music videos for The Imposter movie, we had a run in with the police! I was up on a bridge singing (lipsyncing for the video) with a railroad track below. The band members were all playing their instruments on large individual piles of rock and dirt directly under the bridge - a very cool setting. The cameras had been up on the bridge shooting close-ups of me, but now they and the entire crew were all on the ground beneath the bridge shooting the wide shots of me singing on the overpass with the band underneath. That meant all the cars on the bridge couldn't see any cameras, actors or crew except for me, and had no reason to think I was filming a movie. So, I was singing and going for it with emotion and everything, but the cars could only see me waving my arms and talking to myself. So, about five minutes after I finished shooting that scene, up rolled a police car with its lights flashing. Yes, you guessed it - they had gotten calls from some people driving by saying there was a crazy, suicidal maniac on the bridge! Wild stuff! Thankfully, the mayor of that town had rolled out the red carpet for us and knew we were shooting. So, the police believed us when we told them our story."

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