SXSW Bound with Director Geoff McGee

9 03 2011

Straight outta Euless.  Director Geoff McGee is gearing up for a trip down south to the Capital with his short film Neal.  The talented young filmmaker discussed his kick ass DP, what under water shooting is like, and what’s it like to film your sister.

Geoff talks about growing up in Exciting Euless.

From Euless to Tarrant County College and their Radio, TV and Film program.

He’d learn his craft by covering music events and even filming a music video. Geoff talks about an annual event that brings together his music friends to celebrate a fallen friend.

Geoff would really learn his trade while competing in the 24 Hour Movie Race.

Geoff would take his knowledge of photography and a solid cast and crew to make a short film called  Beautiful Exposure.  The script of the film is based on a friend’s poem.

Geoff picked his two leads mainly for their theater background.

One element Geoff wanted to make certain that the photography studio was showcased.  And to accomplish that they’d do something remarkable.

Geoff talks about his talented DP Clay Liford, who also has a his film, Wuss, SXSW Bound.

Geoff tells the inspiration for his latest short film, the SXSW Bound NEAL.

Neal marked the first time that Geoff worked with Teresa Valenza …who is also Geoff’s sister.

Theresa would help bring about the film’s other lead character.  She’d worked with Ryan Harper Gray (who is our First Video Interview!) on a film called Losing Faith.

Geoff explains how his two lead actors were on the shoot.

Next I asked what it was like filming underwater with that talented DP of his, Clay Liford?

Geoff talked about getting the call from SXSW.

Geoff talked about his fellow Texas Shorts Section‘s filmmakers and some other folks he’d loved to meet while out at SXSW.

To end our chat, Geoff was cool enough to tell PSD where the title of the film Neal comes from.

Here is the SXSW Bound NEAL.




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27 03 2011
Don’t Be Scared! DIFF’s almost here! « Pearl Snap Discount

[…] you saw PSD’s good buddy,Geoff McGee, has his short film NEAL preceding THE LAST CIRCUS.  We’ll have much more from our buddy in […]

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