The true unsung heroes of the day were Claire Franklin and Bud Buckley. Both of these highly talented people worked many long days on behalf of the production to make sure we captured the authentic look and feel of a huge concert setting – and believe me…it was no small task. Claire worked with me to hand-pick deserving local Suncoast musicians to be Jay’s backup band in the sequence and Bud was responsible for the overall staging of the event. Working with his friends from Troll Music, Bud made certain that everything on the massive Riverview stage, from the stage plot plan to all the instruments and sound equipment, was perfect. He and Claire took the vision I had for this important concert sequence and expanded on it – and our film shines as a result of their collective effort. I’m really very proud to feature local SRQ musicians throughout “Beautiful Noise” because these great artists work on a nightly basis to create the eclectic, vibrant music scene Sarasota is famous for without getting a lot of notice. I’m glad we could showcase them in the film.
The movie has pretty much wrapped now with a few exterior shots left to November. Editing has begun and I’ve been asked to start the budgeting process for a tour by the movie bands to promote the film which should be out for the spring festivals, especially the Sarasota Film Festival. Couldn’t be happier to have a chance to continue working with this amazing group of people. What a ride so far!
Here is my usual request for you to become a fan by clicking the link below, but this time it’s for the pre-movie guy Bud: