Harrison’s Closet wrapped shooting January 21 and the entire cast and crew could not be more pleased with the results. We shot on a RED Epic with Cookie Mini S4/i lenses, and Christopher Barrett was the DP for the film.
Shot entirely in Berwyn, Illinois, "Harrison’s Closet" is set in 1956 and deals with a sad sack of a man who discovers he is a cross-dresser. This, while problematic for the time, brings him the zest for life he has been lacking. The film stars Jay Disney, Elizabeth Laidlaw and Aemilia Scott. I hope to have a teaser trailer up by mid-February.
To view more photos, behind the scenes and stills, visit the Harrison's Closet Facebook page.
One of the great things about the film festival circuit is meeting other filmmakers and finding kindred spirits, and honest appreciation for the work one puts into making a film.
We had the privilege to have AMoLEM be screened at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. It was such a wonderful experience to have the film be a part of the festival.
The audience embraced the film and enjoyed it – but they seemed to enjoy the ham-tastic Q & A with Vincent Emilio (Bell Beaulieu) even more so. Of course, it is easy to charm an audience when you are so…well, charming!
My husband tells me that we created two meaningful things together: our son and this little film. It's such an honor to be included as a Louisiana Film Prize finalist and have the hard work the cast and crew committed to validated.
A Man of Limited Emotional Means is a project that had been in the back of my husband’s (Christopher Barrett, the film’s DP) mind for a while. It’s a semi-autobiographic story that needed to be told, it was just a matter of how and when. When the LA Film Prize was announced, it was the impetus we needed to have the film finally come to fruition. We’re thankful for that push!
I feel the story will really reach people. There is a lot there you can connect to. It’s the story of a mother’s struggle, the story of a man who is trying to find himself, the story of a boy who comes to the realization that his parents aren’t the perfect creatures he’s created in his mind. A Man of Limited Emotional Means is life in all of its harshness and complexities -- but shared in a very touching and approachable manner.
We'll be part of the Louisiana Film Prize Festival the weekend of October 5, 2012. See you there.