This was a fun shoot with a marvelous group of comedians and with a very generous Judge Reinhold, hilarious Paul Rodriquez, an amazing group of Florida based supporting actors and Director Paul Madden!
Picture Day was a college Emmy winner and a pleasure to shoot. My character, Security Dan, was the reason why I got the role in "Comics Open" with Judge Reinhold and Paul Rodriquez. Ken Adachi and the crew were impressive and knew exactly what they wanted from each take. They all are a class act! Also, what a blessing to work with Ben and Renna!
Retirement Home for Extraordinary Beings was a blast to work on! Jack McCraw was a hoot and my dear friend, Henry Tisdale showed off his comedic side as "the Dash". Directed by Myranda Byrne, it was shot in a real retirement home and on one take there was a resident who came out and told me that I was a "bad man and needed to leave those girls alone". Myranda did her best to tell her that this was make believe and that we were shooting a movie but she insisted that the man behind the mask was a bad person!
Now I get how Batman felt.
Shot on location in Georgia at what used to be called Melhana Plantation, this comedy was so much fun to work on! It had great actors such as Joshua Mikel, Tim Nettles, Henry Tisdale (just to mention a few) and a crew that was a dream to work with. Adam Varney kept us in stiches and even when I was green screened falling 30 feet on to a table, I had the time of my life! Two dear friends in this movie have since passed, Jerrod Heierman and Jack Findlay. Both were filled with talent, shared their friendship with all and will be missed!
This movie was a great deal of fun as I was acting with my buddy Henry Tisdale. The director was open to us old timers' suggestions and it resulted in a good little short about crime really not paying.
Ok. The title alone gives this film away. I know they all can't be Oscar winners but this was somewhere between "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and "Howard the Duck". I knew I was in trouble when I was told by the director, Eric Clark, that the name of the character I played was Squid 3. "What's my motivation, Man?!?"
This was one of my all time favorite times on a movie set. Darrell Wheat was a dream director who had a very good idea of his end product and was an actor's director. This film allowed me to not only use my craft at its peak, but permitted the ensemble to create collaboratively. Great experience and fun film!