Not to get all skim MLK, but here at last, here at last! Well, almost, that is. Less that five full days from now you will finally be able to witness the fruit of our labors over the past couple years. Yep, though we tend to not believe that has been the case, we have indeed been working on the "Old Man" project for that long now. Maybe even longer if you take into account the germination process that started pre-2010, when I believe Johnny Knoxville first began to entertain the notion of a film revolving around his Irving Zisman persona.
It wasn't until August 2012 that the crew was finally called to assemble, at which point things kicked into official pre-production gear, and by September 19th we were out in the field on our first filming foray in Ohio with but a skeleton of a storyline in our back pocket. From there on out it was pure poetry in motion picture motion—provided your idea of a poet is a barking mad loon on the corner of a sketchy downtown street corner—until we wrapped up filming end of June 2013. A relative victory of sorts in that we more or less managed to successfully keep this "hidden camera" movie on the down low and out of the public eye—a fantastic feat in this social nitwitting day and age.
Anyway, toot-tooting our horn and all that, post-production took us into the home stretch, during which time a few of us may have watched down the final cuts of the film no less than 59 times. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but probably not by much. So, needless to say, we're very damn excited for everyone else to see it now, as we've all long since developed minor cases of Tourette's and can quote practically any line from the flick at the drop of a nonsequitur... and that's A LOT of mustard.
(Photo by Sean Cliver; Raleigh, North Carolina 2013)