Whether you’ve enjoyed his films since Bottle Rocket, have only seen his animated Fantastic Mr Fox, or recently watched his latest masterpiece The Grand Budapest Hotel, you know that Wes Anderson has a very distinct look in his movies. I’ve always found his work inspiring. The camera movements, the music, the character interaction, the childlike innocence of the stories. It’s all pretty amazing. So of course when we showed up to shoot this awesome wedding after watching one of his movies, I couldn’t resist to film it like the man himself, Mr. Wesley Wales Anderson! What’s more inspiring than all that, though, is how crazy in love these two are. See for yourself!
What inspires you?
High quality octane of course. We’re not talking about floating an air biscuit. Besides, if I meant that kind of gas I would have named this blog Butt Whispers.
When Flash Foods came to us about a commercial for their mobile app, my first question was, “Can we do something funny?” I didn’t expect them to say yes since most people want something inspirational and dramatic. Let’s face it, everyone has a different opinion about what’s funny, but almost everyone can agree that something is emotionally moving. To my surprise, though, the marketing director of Flash Foods very cautiously says, “Yeah, we’re okay with funny… what do you have in mind?” If you know me or saw the commercial we did for Aramark, this sentence was equivalent to saying “Beetlejuice!” three times. I did try to explain the gravity of what she had just done, but it was really too late. The ideas were already forming…
After a painful filtering process of my mind and hearing Jesse say many times, “No, you can’t say that…” I had two solid scripts written. I was pleased with them, even without a single word of bathroom humor! So we nailed down a solid cast that I couldn’t have been more pleased with and made both commercials happen in one day. It was a long day, but it was awesome. Grateful that I get to be around such amazing people and do what I absolutely love. So here they are! Let us know which one is your favorite!
Over the years, we’ve been to a lot of weddings. Probably like bipteen thousand. We thought we had them figured out, but what we started to realize was that no two were the same. Now, don’t get me wrong. We knew we were going to show up, the ladies would be getting hair and makeup done for hours with a wedding playlist that a bridesmaid put together on Spotify from their iPhone, the guys were going to show up moments before pictures with their shades on and a Bud Light in their hands, the ceremony was going to last 33.5 minutes long, and then we were going to hit up the potato bar and/or candy bar at the reception in between first dance/cake/bouquet/garter/fake leave. But as easy as it’d be to make cookie cutter wedding videos, we have this need as filmmakers to dig a little deeper and tell a story. Not about a wedding day, but about two people in love. A quirky family. A band of crazy, loyal friends. Tradition, inside jokes, and adventures. So that’s what we’ve set out to find!
Okay, you want to know about the packages we offer. The Trailer and The Feature Film. I won’t go in to the details of what comes with each one right here (how many cinematographers, packaging, etc), but I’ll explain the difference between the two. The Trailer is a highlight reel of the wedding day. It’s all the most glorious moments wrapped up in the perfect song. Kind of like pigs-in-a-blanket. Who doesn’t love pigs-in-a-blanket? The Trailer is perfect for everyone! It’s essential. Even for the simple, traditional wedding. Everyone needs a Trailer! The Feature Film on the other hand is where you really get to tell a story. You get the details, the personality, the conversations, and the backstory. And like any great story, it has a beginning, middle, and end… and a Trailer!
If you’re interested in us filming your wedding and putting together a highlight reel, great! Give us a shout. Let’s get coffee. Maybe some pigs-in-a-blanket. We’d love to get to know you and get you the details on our Trailer package. If you’re trying to go all the way with a Feature Film, do us a favor and send us an email with the questionnaire below. This helps us a lot with pre-production and putting info together to make your wedding film dreams come true. We can’t wait to hear from you!
When/Where are you getting married?
What’s the most interesting thing that we wouldn’t know about you guys?
Tell us what’s unique about your wedding day/week.
I had the privilege of shooting a music video back in the fall for the most rock-n-roll band I know. Death On Two Wheels. It was just in time to get it submitted for the Macon Film Festival’s music video category! We’re looking forward to being a part of the festival again in February. It’s probably my favorite event of all time, but I’m certainly biased. If you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is. After you watch it be sure to find my friends from DOTW, check out their other tunes, and find a show near you.
Death On Two Wheels, a rock-n-roll band from Atlanta, visits the historical Grant’s Lounge to get day drunk and ends up having a vision of themselves becoming the next legendary band to hit the stage.
Official music video for Madre Padre “Bump”
MADRE PADRE has an upcoming show on January 3rd, 2014 at the Historic Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia with Death on Two Wheels and on January 25th, 2014 at No Space in Macon with The Dirty Magazines. Their debut release will be available early next year.