Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fancypants Revisited

A couple years ago, I was invited to the Chicago premiere of Fancypants, a movie made by and with a bunch of talented Chicago people.  Red carpet invites do not come often for (actually, this was our first such invite) and I was naturally excited.
I attended the event with JayHawk Evans (Videographer) and Scott Beatty (Photog).  I must say that the PR firm behind the event treated us very well. was getting respect!
I did interviews with several of the actors, the director and the producer.  I got a lot of material and footage, which I put up on over the next couple weeks.
In retrospect, perhaps I overdid it just a bit.  My friends still gleefully jab me about my (over)coverage.  I see their point, but I think they see mine, too.
I cannot say Fancypants was a great film.  It was enjoyable though and featured several excellent performances.  I knew and liked two actors going in, Roddy Piper and Beth Horn, and I met and liked several of the other actors, including Patrick Gleason, who has a great story in himself.  In short, everything about this film was a great experience.
I got a lot of exposure from my coverage.  I learned a lot from the experience.  It was a total "win" for me.  If only my friends could see my vision.
Patrick Gleason and me in Chicago, IL-September 2011.

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