Lessons in Film: Comedian Drew Turner
The story of Pagliacci always amazed me. The Opera in itself is a piece of timeless art but the representation and its meaning always clung to me. There is an entire industry of people who make their living making others smile, laugh, enjoy brief moments in time. We have surrounded ourselves with entertainers and start to believe in their own facades. As long as Jimmy Fallon is still funny on Television, does it matter to the masses if he goes through depression (Food for Thought)?
When I got a chance to shoot with Atlanta's rising star comedian Drew Turner, I couldn't help but think of Pagliacci. I didn't want to do something funny, exciting, or entertaining. The goal, from the beginning, was to highlight the reality behind the lives of a lot of entertainers; lives that are a lot more isolated and black and white than they appear.
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