I’m back Tumblr world and I’ve decided I will get back at this and write regularly (this all could change again lol)!
It’s been a busy couple of months here in the Cleveland film world. As I wrote about previously I was fortunate to have worked on a string of films this summer including MADTOWN, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, THE BRONZE, and most recently a Lifetime TV flick called WITH THIS RING.
In addition to that I can now say I’ve worked on a McDonalds commercial as well.
The picture above is from one of the small shoots I’ve been working on with filmmaker, Robert Banks, whom is making an art fill called PAPER SHADOWS. He just recently finished a successful Kickstarter campaign where he raised nearly $13,000 for the post production which includes the processing of tons of 35mm film. That’s right my friends, he is shooting 95 percent of this film on 35mm, so funds are needed for the lab!
Currently I’m helping local film power couple Adam and Kara White, on an episode of their Restorers doc series. The series looks at plane restoration for WWII-era planes. I have been helping with the editing and it was been fun and challenging at the same time.
I’ve also still continued to try to see the best that the film world has to offer but to be honest this summer has been a disappointment. I do look forward to the fall and on my next post I will talk about the new Kevin Smith flick, TUSK. I will also talk about a small movie I caught just this week called WE ARE THE BEST!, one of the years best!
Ok that’s all for now but so happy to be back and hope you are all well!
Hello tumblr readers. It’s another month and I’m working on another movie! This one is called Criminal Activities with Michael Pitt and John Travolta.
I usually try to steer clear of a rant or negative post but the reason why I took a picture of this elevator is I’m leading crew through this elevator to the next location. It’s what us location people do, help people learn and get acquainted with the location.
Just moments ago a member of the grip dept told me I should be thankful I get to just push elevator buttons all day. I didn’t say anything because I like to keep a professional attitude on set. But what I should have said is as follows, ahem “Oh yes all I do is push buttons…seriously shit head? I get here two hours before you do, run around bust my ass making sure your ass can park, prepare the holding area, set up road barricades and cones, hopefully get some of the remaining scraps of breakfast and that’s just from 5am-7am”
I’m sure I could have gone on, but seriously I look at it as we are all on the same team working for the same goal: to make a set as efficient and productive as possible.
Walk in someone else’s shoes before you make your comments. End of rant ..happy Tuesday!
Once again it’s been a while since I’ve last posted.
Right after a successful Cleveland International Film Festival, I almost immediately joined a film here in town that’s been something I’ve wanted to work on for a while since I read the script 4 years ago, MADTOWN.
Madtown is written and directed by my friend Charles Moore. I met Moore several years ago when we traveled the promotional circuit for an evening in which we both had documentaries playing at the Cinematheque.
It’s taken him a while to hone the script to its current form and get the financial backing and creative minds behind it, in order to get it made. It’s been inspiring to watch and I have to say I’m glad to be a part of it.
The film stars HEROES alum Milo Ventimiglia and I would describe it as a dark drama set in Madison, Wisconsin but filmed right here in the CLE!
More to come but that’s what I’ve been up to! Have a good one!
Tomorrow is a very big day. Less than one year ago I got the call for the biggest job of my career, locations assistant on Captain America: The Winter Solider! It filmed mostly in Cleveland as I believe I have written about before. But I got to see it the other night at the Cleveland premiere, and all I have to say is I’m proud of the work that my locations department was able to achieve and it is truly a good movie. Possibly further review to come but I’d give it ***1/2 out of ****. More to come but if you see it please let me know what you think!