Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bang Bang... Bonnie & Clyde Style...

One of my favorite things about this crazy industry that I work in is getting to see how things ultimately end up.  Meaning, most times while you work on projects (films, television, photo shoots) you only get to see one aspect of your work.  That's what you are actually doing on set.  What is actually there and real.  There are no special effects in place, no retouches, no fonts, or logos or music or finalizing of any kind.  Instead, you have to patiently wait (sometimes years) to see how things turn out and are finalized.  What images or scenes are used?  Which ones are not?  Did they change things from the original vision or keep it exactly the same.  How does the story work?  The acting? The modeling? The directing?
As a producer I have a deep respect and interest in these things.  Many times, on projects that I produce, I also have control over a lot of this.  It's part of the job!  However, as many people who are "talent" can attest to, as an actor or model you often have little to no say in these things.  It's anyone's guess as to what the final product will be or where or how it will end up.  As talent, you do your work, and then kind of cross your fingers and hope!
I was fortunate enough to work on the promotion for Bonnie & Clyde (Appearing on A&E, Lifetime, and The History Channel two nights, starting tonight!) back in May in Baton Rouge.  I had limited but specific interaction with the entire cast, including Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger, and producers.
Many of the things we shot for promotion didn't make the cut (some of which are below with me standing in) others did, like the ad campaign you have probably seen in some form or another.  Overall, I truly had a blast working on this one and can't wait to see the film.  Check it out, tonight!

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