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thatkevinsmith: Super Girls of @supergirlcw! The thespians pictured with the fat ass clown are @odetteannable, #katiemcgrath & @melissabenoist, who play Sam, Lena & Kara. I’ve worked beside the Maiden of Might on two episodes last season but this year’s return represents my first forays with both Lena Luthor and the new villain Reign. I can’t say anything about the plot but I can tell you that part of the joy of being on set while the cast and crew make magic is that there are moments and shots where the show you watch every week at home as a viewer suddenly comes to life before your eyes. The camera will push in dramatically on a curtain line or Kara will adjust her glasses and even though you’re there as “director”, you get this rush as a fan, seeing something so “Supergirl”. This couch bit we shot last night gave me that feeling: it absolutely “felt” like the show I watch way more than I ever get to work on. Also worth noting? I was wearing a @marvel jersey while on a @dccomics set - so I got a little comics company crossover going. Call me… the Amalgam Comic. #KevinSmith #supergirl #melissabenoist #odetteannable #lenaluthor #supercorp #reign #supergirlseason3 #vancouver #cw #karadanvers

thatkevinsmith We shipping #sanvers, son! I got to watch @chy_leigh & @florianalima work their magic on @supergirlcw yesterday (i.e., I was “directing” again). The Alex and Maggie storyline has made a serious difference in the lives of some of the fan base, so much so that @glaad nominated #supergirl for Outstanding Drama Series. Credit goes to the honest emotional reality the @supergirlwriters bring to the scripts every week, as well as these two amazing actresses’ abilities to make us believe their characters are falling in love. We spent the day outside in the snow and rain but these radiant ladies kept the set warm and cozy. #KevinSmith #chylerleigh #florianalima #vancouver #supergirlcw #glaadawards

thatkevinsmith: Game Night in #nationalcity! This is the @supergirlcw cast’s pitch for a new @settlersofcatan box cover: insane enthusiasm from @melissabenoist, @christophrwood & @jeremymjordan and electric indifference from @mehcadbrooks! I’m having a blast “directing” #supergirl. These kids and the amazing crew make the long days fly by… Or at least able to leap tall days in a single bound! #KevinSmith #supergirlseason2 #settlersofcatan

thatkevinsmith: In  honor of getting to direct my third episode of @supergirlcw, I asked storyboard artist extraordinaire @jeremysimser to design a new crest for my jersey. Simser came up with this image of the Maiden of Might showing her pure power and strength by carrying my fat ass. The image (which calls to mind the #superman3 poster) is so insanely accurate: whenever I “direct” an ep of #supergirl, the cast & crew carry my fat ass as well. They do phenomenal work every week; I’m the interloper who could fuck things up just by having a “vision”. So I let everyone do what they do best and I kick back and watch wonders happen. I’m useless in pre-pro but when cameras roll, I tend to be more helpful. The best thing an episodic guest director like me can do is cheer on his cast & crew with words of encouragement and lots of Timbits from @timhortons. Once more into the breach, dear friends, with some of the best in the business. I may not be the best choice to helm an ep of this spectacular show, but I am dressed for the part. Thanks again to @gberlanti, @andrewkreisberg & @thecw for the gig! (Crest built by the kings of crests @jeffquigley & @jimedelston. Wanna dress like me? Visit the jersey store at the link in my bio!) #KevinSmith #supergirlcw

thatkevinsmith: Aw, Kraptonite! It’s all over! Finished my second episode of @supergirlcw at 11:30 last night with these cosplaying characters. Thank you @davidharewood, @melissabenoist & @chy_leigh - the heart, soul and spine of this wonderful weekly hour on @thecw - as well as the rest of the cast and the entire #vancouver crew! If you can’t tell, I love “directing” the @dccomics shows in the #berlantiverse. Doing so has made me a stronger film-maker while allowing me to play with someone else’s toys and IP. But it also provides nice cover for me in my day job so I can make masturbatory movies like @tuskthemovie & @yogahosers. Some indie filmmakers in the 90’s used to work under a “One for me, One for them” philosophy - the idea being you work with a studio on something they own then jump back into the freedom of no-budget filmmaking afterwards (Soderbergh popularized this approach). Directing #supergirl and @cwtheflash is kinda like a modern-day version of that for me on one level: the three well-received eps I handled that people have seen thus far clearly indicate I know how to direct and can color within the lines when it’s necessary. But my bat-shit crazy Canadian flicks (the #truenorthtrilogy) allow me to color my flicks any way I want, all artsy or stupid - which has resulted in a few baffled or hostile reactions and calls for my DGA card to be confiscated. So in a way, #supergirl has actually saved my fat ass IRL: working with this show lets me be considered “good” at directing for others while I’m so busy trying to be “bad” at directing my own material (though I like to think the flicks are more experimental than “bad”). Just another reason I love shooting shit with the folks in the photo above: by helping them be fake people, they help me be the real me. Never be scared to make what YOU want to see, Kids - but if you’re gonna get goofy with your personal work, it’s a good idea to simultaneously show folks you’re not really an idiot - you’re just trying out new stuff. Fortune favors the bold! #KevinSmith #supergirlseason2 #melissabenoist #davidharewood #chylerleigh

thatkevinsmith I asked them to take me someplace cool to hang out - so they took me to her cousin’s house. Despite my expression in this pic, I’m having an out-of-this-world experience on the second @supergirlcw I’ve gotten to direct. @melissabenoist is pure joy, @christophrwood is pure charm, and being back at #supergirl is pure bliss. #KevinSmith #melissabenoist #chriswood #supergirlseason2 #fortressofsolitude

chy_leigh: #fbf Last week - my 1st day on set ep 217 @ThatKevinSmith gave us stickers for doing a good job last time This time, #Upgrade !! He’s #Boss

chy_leigh: ‪#fbf Last week after my 1st scene with @florianalima on set of episode 217 with @ThatKevinSmith - He gave each of the cast members stickers for doing a good job the last time he graced our cast and crew with his presence. This time, #Upgrade !! I can’t remember the last time I was given silly putty. But I do remember how much I love this stuff. Though, this time I think I’ll keep it in the package ;) Pretty special prize. Folks, that’s just the kind of man Kevin is. Encouraging, heartfelt, inspiring, humorous, genuine… He puts the Awe in Awesome. I hope he’s back for many more during season 3 of @thecwsupergirl - Next time, aiming for a #slinky or a #unicorn 🦄 Which ever he can fit in his pocket 😏 #supergirl #alexdanvers #sanvers #memeandchychy #therealthing #epic #kevinsmith

thatkevinsmith My heroes. @melissabenoist & @chy_leigh are my favorite onscreen sisters, not to mention two of my favorite actresses in the business. On set, Me-Me & Chy-Chy are pure joy to be around - but ever since I started watching @supergirlcw, Kara & Alex Danvers have made me feel like I really missed out in life by not being a girl with an older sister. That’s how good these actresses are: they make a man wanna be a woman. #KevinSmith #melissabenoist #chylerleigh #supergirl #supergirlseason3 #cw

chy_leigh#fbf Last week after my 1st scene with @florianalima on set of episode 217 with @ThatKevinSmith - He gave each of the cast members stickers for doing a good job the last time he graced our cast and crew with his presence. This time, #Upgrade !! I can’t remember the last time I was given silly putty. But I do remember how much I love this stuff. Though, this time I think I’ll keep it in the package ;) Pretty special prize. Folks, that’s just the kind of man Kevin is. Encouraging, heartfelt, inspiring, humorous, genuine… He puts the Awe in Awesome. I hope he’s back for many more during season 3 of @thecwsupergirl - Next time, aiming for a #slinky or a #unicorn 🦄 Which ever he can fit in his pocket 😏#supergirl#alexdanvers #sanvers#memeandchychy #therealthing #epic#kevinsmith