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Bunchy checks in again... with a great Ryan pic !

Author :Daniel Chia

Photograph © John Parker

First published 3rd May 2006

An Original article for the Home of the Giants Tribute Site

Remember Bunchy ? He was an extra on Home of the Giants who actually managed to secure himself a credited role on the film , and whom we featured in A Letter from Bunchy way back on 20th December 2005 .

Well, Bunchy's back , and with a great new picture of Ryan Merriman ! Here's what he had to say ....

Hi Dan,

Long time no talk to. "Bunchy Collins" here from half way around the world !

Thought I would send you what I think is a really great picture from the night we shot some more footage during the Wake Forest/Clemson basketball game. Ryan was the only principal from the film in attendance. It was an exciting thing to watch. The camera crew had some tight windows to squeeze through, but they handled it with aplomb and professionalism.

I realize that was a while ago, but I am a bit technology-challenged. OK, I'm VERY technology-challenged, and it took me a while to develop the film (yes, at the pharmacy, people still do that!)

The reason I think it is such a great picture is because the 2 beautiful girls with Ryan are my daughters Cameron, 8 1/2 and Tess, 6. They participated in the filming in the Coliseum. You can see their yellow "GIANTS" shirts sticking out of their jacket bottoms. We were on our way out the door, and Ryan graciously agreed to a picture.

I volunteered to help out as a "production assistant" which is movie talk for, "you go do ….(fill in the blank)", I had fun.

Keeping our fingers crossed for a speedy release. Take care.

John Parker a.k.a Bunchy Collins

Hey Bunchy !

We're glad to hear from you , buddy ! Thanks for the great picture of Ryan Merriman and your beautiful daughters ! We are all hoping for a speedy release of the film too ! Thanks again, and keep in touch !


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