August 2014 Archives
The first time I noticed James was in a film called Palmetto Haunting directed by Anil Dhokai where he played a paranormal investigator. The next time I saw his name come up was in Nowhere a story about an out of the way bed and breakfast inn where directed by Ryen W. Thomas where James (as Drake, a con man looking for fast money) found more that he bargained for. In both of these roles hew was very serious and clean cut.|
Later when I attended the premiere of Nowhere I noticed the absence of two of it's stars. One being Alexandra Faith, who I think was in New York at the time and James Molinari. There was young man there though that I thought I recognized but couldn't put my finger on from where. He had long curly hair and a big smile the whole night. He turned out to be James. I didn't recognize him because I had never seen him smile in a movie. (laughs)
"James and I first met on the set of a film directed by Anil Dhokai and after seeing how he took his role quite seriously, I knew I wanted to work with him. One thing I haven't shared much is that he was cast as Drake only three days before Nowhere's production yet he prepared for that role as if he had a year to break it down. Favorite moment on the set was seeing him furiously jump in place before doing a scene where he practically runs for his life. James is intense and I enjoyed tackling the character's arch with him, almost like constructing or sculpting a piece of art." - Ryen W. Thomas Director of Nowhere
To produce Big co-directors Kira Bursky and Wayne Culpepper have gone small. Using only themselves as both cast and crew they have created a dark comedy musical for the Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project. The film will be shown this Thursday at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, NC.
I don't quite know what this is going to be about but it appears from the trailer that a fellow who want's to make it big is going to get some help from his tiny companion. Kira is leaving me to wonder until the film has been released.
This began as project when they entered the 48 Hour Film Project in Charlotte and drew the category "Dark Comedy". As if dark and comedy with a two person team wasn't enough they decided to make it a musical dark comedy. Why not? Everyone likes a challenge right?
Lock and Roll is not your typical skateboard movie. This is Will Black's first film, having jumped into filmmaking head first in order to tell this story.|
The story of Treaven Mitchell, a skateboarder from Jackson Tennessee who lost his father, a Marine veteran, in a mindless robbery. Treaven, who operated his skate shop out of part of his father's locksmith business, had to learn to cope with his father's death. The bond they had is evident throughout the piece as he remembers his father, Troy Mitchell, and how supportive he was in helping Treaven and the rest of his family.
In the end, Treaven comments on the importance of holding on to what you love and who you love. Wise words indeed!