“Mise En Scène Des Morts” (in French) – Jean Pierre

January 19, 2019

What a rare opportunity to shoot a film all in French, courtesy of talented director João Pedro Drumond. In an alternate reality, Jean Pierre (me) is a world famous photographer, arch nemesis to the protagonist Antoine (beautifully played by pro Pascal Yen-Pfister — It was my fortune to watch him work.). I was truly struck […]

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ADR That Accent Aigu

December 29, 2018

Yes, I speak mostly fluent French, and my accent is not bad. But I’m an American, and from time to time, I must admit, an errant vowel sound comes out of my mouth when I’m speaking this beautiful — and very precise — language. In a recent short, Mise en Scène Des Morts, shot almost […]

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An Actor Preparing

December 1, 2018

One of the important lessons I’ve learned from Wynn Handman is that preparation is key. Even a quick moment to establish in your mind when/where/what/how. Not a class went by that Wynn didn’t emphasize the importance of the “when” of the scene, of the moment. Everyone has a different way of preparing (for me, music […]

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