Benny Chastain — Chasing a Dream
We had a pretty deep NASCAR phase a few years back. And this documentary piece we did about Benny, a senior trying to make the Daytona 500, was a highlight. The highlight off-camera was the hot afternoon that Mike was tapped on the shoulder by Richard Petty. Mike thought it was Keith Richards. (Of course he did.) The light glistened off of his spectacularly white teeth as he asked, “Now what are you boys filming here with these fancy cameras?” But before Mike even had the chance to thank him for the opening riff of Gimme Shelter he was gone in a flash of feathers and black leather.
The Big A
Sometimes we take ‘getting it in camera’ a bit too far. Why do it in post when you can carry a giant practical fiberglass “A” around the city?