Friday, November 8, 2013

Bright House Loft House and a Day in the Sun

Enjoyed a day in a way cool loft house over in Elgin, Texas with the team at Fueld Films, shooting a commercial for Time-Warner subsidiary Bright House cable services.  Also got to reunite with one of the Gore Girls, Meredith Johns, whom I hadn't seen since we worked together on Mark Vittek's black comedy Meat, and Andi, the 1st AD that I first met back in the red-clay-dog-days of Prison Break  (Season 3).

We jammed to the sounds of the director on the piano and guitar, talked football with Brook, the 2nd AD, and chowed down on some authentic Elgin BBQ.  I got compared by one of the client producers to "a young Pete Rose" and Henry Rollins.  You decide.

Between takes, I was queitly directing global teams for a Fortune 50 company from my cell phone, with no one the wiser.  I felt like a super-spy.  Acting meets consulting; high-tech and high touch converge in Elgin.

With BBQ sauce.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Furious and the Fast

Enjoyed shooting the new Dallas TV series (episode 7: "The Furious and the Fast"), airing on TNT.  Tremendous crew, as always in Dallas.  Happy to see many familiar and smiling faces in Big D.  Very nice cadre of stars, both old and new.  And I was gratified to meet and work with Patrick Duffy, who first entered my consciousness as The Man from Atlantis, one of the coolest sci-fi TV shows ever!

One really fun aspect was shooting the Texas Motor Speedway, where I got to be part of a gen-u-wiiiine NASCAR pit crew, boyItelluwhut!!  Those guys operate like a friggin' SWAT team! Greased. Freaking. Lighting.  Boom!

My thanks to director Rodney Chalmers, Producer Cynthia Cidre, and to Beth Sepko for the read.