People, please meet the remarkable human being and cinematic wizard, Drake Woodall, who has graciously joined the Weird. Not Weird team. I will share more on Drake’s remarkable humanness later. First, let me say– Drake knows how to use a camera to tell a story. You’ve got to check the work on his website: https://drakewoodall.com/ Just look at this image:
Drake will bring his cinematic eye to Weird. Not Weird. This is a true force multiplier in that it also frees up Allison Brooks to focus on her acting. Plus and plus. Which brings me to the remarkable human being portion of this blog. Let me tell you the story of how The Drake happened to become part of this crazy little production.
I’m sitting on the porch, exchanging emails with Ian Hayes, the actor who plays “Allison” before the gender swap. You’ll meet him a few days. Great guy.
So, in the middle of that, I get an email from Allison. She has a friend who’s a film maker who would like to help with the project. I ask to see some links. I need to see the work. It seems doubtful to me based on my interactions with Allison should would suggest someone who is less than awesome, but– this is a passion project. I’ve invested a lot of time. I don’t want just anyone coming on board.
I watch the links. I am going nuts. It’s really great stuff. Now, I’ve gone from “I’m not sure” to– I can’t afford this guy.
I call. I tell him I basically have no money. He says, “I just want to help my friend, Allison.”
That’s a good friend.
So, I am going to have trouble sleeping tonight. I am so fortunate and so excited that we will be bringing an even better show to the TG community! Keep checking for more updates!