As the Art Director, my role was to assist my fellow classmate, Cory Lorenzen (the Production Designer) with all of the locations, set dressings and props. My favorite prop was Deb's purple Caboodle case. We needed to fill it with "a finity" of those little boondoggle keychains, so every spare moment on set, I was busy making these home woven handicrafts.
Here is what the case looks like today. Both Jared and Jerusha Hess (the director and writers) signed it for me.
All of the contents inside the case are new. I crack open the case about once a year to make a few more keychains. This set of keychains will be going to my coworkers to celebrate/announce the premier of the new Napoleon Dynamite animated series!
The new series has reunited the vocal talents of the entire original cast, and from the looks of things in the publicity photo below, my purple boondoggle case will be part of that reunion! I can't wait to see what other elements Cory and I created will be featured in the series.
Image courtesy of FOX.