Behind The Scenes: Director’s Cut

On the set of Director's Cut
Adam Rifkin directs Missi Pyle
Adam Rifkin directs a scene with Missi Pyle and Harry Hamlin
Scene from Director's Cut
Harry Hamlin, Missi Pyle, and Hayes MacArthur
Dave Anthony
Scene from Director's Cut
On the set of Director's Cut
Director of Photography, Scott Winig
Director Adam Rifkin on set
Director Adam Rifkin
Director Adam Rifkin on the set of Director's Cut.
Hayes MacArthur
Penn Jillette, who acted, wrote, and produced Director's Cut
On the set of Director's Cut
Cheeseburger wired for detonation
Hayes MacArthur
Producer Peter Adam Golden with Penn Jillette

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.

Mucca Pazza at Mass Moca

[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]

Jon Langford video: Drone Operator

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.