Director’s Cut—a film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Penn Jillette, and starring Missi Pyle, Jillette, Harry Hamlin, and Hayes MacArthur—premiers at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this Friday, January 22nd. There will also be a special premiere screening in Los Angeles on February 2nd, at Arclight Cinemas.
I was booked for six days on the movie to shoot unit stills; here’s a selection of images I shot on set.
[br] A music video I shot and directed (edited by John Dingfield) just premiered the other day: Mucca Pazza performing Gary Kalar’s composition, All Out of Bubblegum, shot on location at the magical MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams. Good lord, that was a fun shoot.
This is the second Mucca Pazza video I’ve had the great pleasure of working on; I shot, directed, and edited this one a few years back: [br]
A video for Jon Langford & Skull Orchard’s powerful song Drone Operator was recently released, which I helped shoot (hint: I didn’t film the military/drone shots). Here’s a Langford interview from a couple days ago in Vice, where Jon talks about the song, the Mekons, aboriginal music, how he came to make an album against the death penalty, and more.
This is the second Langford music video I’ve been lucky to be involved in; I also shot this one.
Yesterday I hiked to the peak of Wellington’s Mount Victoria, which offers a panoramic view of the city. This little clip was inspired by Neil Young’s weirdly entertaining video for Wonderin’, and also by Bill Murray’s epic choreographed hair acrobatics in the movie Kingpin.
I recently had the opportunity to work with the talented folks at Jell Creative, who created a new web site for charismatic personal style consultant Deirdre Pursel. I photographed Deirdre for the site, and also shot the video below, which was produced by Jell and directed by Nancy Bardawil.
My friend Mike Finch directed, edited, and stars in Rob Crow‘s (Pinback) new music video, So Way; I shot it. It debuted yesterday on the Rolling Stoneblog, but the resolution is better at Mike’s Vimeo (below).