In a discussion about VOCAL ENERGY, Chuck Guy, founding member and dramaturg of Nashville Shakespeare Festival, offers a great example of turning a necessity into a virtue when he recalls how director Chambers Stevens came up with a solution for amplifying an actor’s weak voice in their 2nd-season production of “Pericles.”
In the middle of shooting, Chuck fields a phone call from a telemarketer.
In this 30-second excerpt from the film, Chuck reminisces about his lunchroom friendship with Oprah Winfrey.
It doesn’t get more Southern than this: Chuck at Nashville Biscuit House (a famous “meat & 3”) eating peach cobbler and talking about “grandes dames”. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for notifications of future outtakes and other gems.
I’m happy to announce that They Look Like Trees is now available for rent or purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/b08ff7dzl2
I love Cincinnati, and the organizers of the OTR International Film Festival (T.T., Jack, Tiffany and the rest). Our film made its world premiere at the Woodward Theatre on October 4, 2019, and I had a blast. Everyone laughed in all the right places, and the audience responded to my lead characters Chuck and Eddie with the warmth and wonder that I knew they would. And thank you Dennis for a really nicely-moderated Q&A afterwards.
The kickoff VIP luncheon included a collection of 500 creatives, organizers, donors, and celebrity guests Ryan O’Connell (funny and unleashed AF) and CJ Jones. I met so many inspiring filmmakers and saw a lot of exciting films, most of which will be coming to a screen near you soon. Highlights included “The Drummer and the Keeper,” “L’Afrance,” “F11 and Be There,” and “For They Know Not What They Do.”
And what really made the week for me is that a group of my best childhood friends came from far-flung places to support me. Here are a few photos from the week. Thank you for the photos, Janice Person!
They Look Like Trees is an official selection at Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2-6, 2019. We’re happy to world premiere at this festival that celebrates difference, diversity, and shared humanity. Click here to view our film’s page on the festival website.
Thanks for subscribing to They Look Like Trees! This fall we’ve finally set in motion the process of sharing this film with the world, starting our submissions to the film festival market. So stay tuned in 2019 as the notifications come in and the festival tour begins. We look forward to a robust two years of meeting fellow filmmakers and audiences as we share Chuck’s story.