Henry Lee Lucas: Illegitimate Heir to the Throne

Man, July has been an absolute whirlwind of a month for me.  Between my glitch art photography and my filmmaking career I have literally been on each edge of the country, North, South, East, and West.  I'll devote a separate blog post to each event starting with a short film I worked on at the beginning of July.

My little brother has been bitten by the filmmaking bug.  He wants to act and direct and his first project is a short about the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.  It's called Henry Lee Lucas: Illegitimate Heir to the Throne and was shot for Ron Howard's Project Imagination.  I linked to the video competition site so you can watch.  

Let me just say, I am very impressed with his abilities.  It was a challenging project because of the extreme heat (we shot in Texas) and the short time frame to get a lot of footage, but it turned out pretty well.  Definitely check it out.  He's a pretty good director and a damn fine actor so hats off to him.  

I worked as a 1st AD as well as set photographer (speaking of hats, low-budget productions certainly require us to wear a lot of them) which wasn't as difficult to coordinate as I thought it was going to be.  That is, until my camera battery died from the heat but hey, standing in direct sunlight for 10 hours at 110 degrees, you're bound to have some equipment failures...

 

...and sunburn