August 31, 2011: And a huge thank you to all of you! The faces behind the scenes! Time for another chocolate run!
August 31, 2011 by Joseph Mallozzi
I’ve been averaging between 65-70 emails a day since joining the production. Yesterday, I doubled that with over 165 emails and counting. Since posting my last blog entry, I’ve received a slew of supportive missives from friends in the industry, former co-workers, my mom (!), and even a (Trevor-style) card from Akemi hastily assembled last night while I was showering –
Thanks to everyone who took the time to write, either through email, text, or in the comment section of this blog.
Well, now I can finally set t.v. aside for far more important matters like Maximus’s radiation therapy, Akemi’s immigration issues and, perhaps most important of all, the upcoming fantasy football draft. I guarantee that, following what turned out to be a disappointing freshman season, my Snow Monkeys WILL make the playoffs this year!
Wanted to take a moment to offer pics of some of the super, talented folks behind the scenes of The Transporter. My work may be done for now but their hard work continues…
Director Bruce McDonald and my writing partner Paul. Bruce is a legend in Canada, but it clearly hasn't gone to his head. He's the kindest, most collaborative guy I've ever had the good fortune to work with. Once he's finished up directing this latest block, I'm going to convince him to come by for a blog Q&A in support of his latest film, Hard Core Logo 2, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this month!
Location Scout Craig Jackson. A guy with a wicked sense of humor that I wish I'd gotten to know a little better.
Anna Beben, Production Manager. My fellow foodie and I will finally get around to doing that dinner. Anna, call me! I've got tons of free time now!
Visual Effects Supervisor Brendan Taylor. My sounding board, confidante, and number one commiserator. I remember watching his demo real for Hanna and being blown away. You should check it out. Ask him!
Production Designer, Tim Bider. I have never met a more photogenic member of an Art Department. A soft-spoken, sweetheart of a guy.
Tim Owen, Location Manager. His easy-going nature and understated humor make him a welcome addition to any tech survey. Or frenzied four hour location meeting.
Publicist Beverly Warren. If I was a woman working on this show, I'd be Bev. True.
Art Director Daran Fulham. I miss running into him two or three times a day while he was living in the same building Him, outside for a smoke. Me, walking one of any number of dogs. I suspect he just got fed up and moved.
Patrick Arias, 2nd AD. Master planner and expert manager, during prep week Patrick shuffles schedules and meetings like a circus performer juggles flaming chainsaws and bowling balls. Dangerous, yes, but truly a sight to behold.
Finally, a link sent my way from not one, not two, not three, but four different sources. Appropriate given that, earlier today, I stopped by the production office to drop off my office keys – and a huge goodbye chocolate assortment for the gang…
Heavy Chocolate Consumption May Be Linked to Heart Health: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829070555.htm