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PAULI BROTHERS PIZZA
Q&A WITH CREATOR JIM TURNER
1. What is your background in sketch/comedy/film?
I started making goofy movies as a kid, and continued on. In High School, I was a member of the sketch comedy cast on a live access channel show in Mid-Missouri. I was on the Magnet sketch team, Breakfast for Dinner, and the indie sketch duo, The Purrverts.
2. Tell us about some of the challenges of making your film.
It was a challenge to find a location – I wanted a “typical” family dining room. Also, trying to figure out how to present our characters as conjoined twins – positioning and costuming. I lucked out on both of these, because I have good friends a couple blocks from my apartment with a sweet dining room, and Annie Quick helped us with figuring out the costume, and fitting us – She's AWESOME!!!!
3. What would you do differently if you were to make this film again?
I would have liked to have more rehearsal (as a performer). As a producer, I should have budgeted more time (2 extra hours would have been great!), and I would have hired a dedicated audio operator.
4. What's next for you? What's your next film project going to look like?
I've been shooting a bunch on various projects, and working on pre-production for a couple of pilots. I want to work on developing more cinematic material, and I'm hoping to do a music video with some creepy, giallo-style elements.
5. Tell us about the Magnet Video lab and its role in making this film happen.
The Lab was invaluable in making this happen. The notes I received on the script helped me figure some things out, I got great suggestions on casting, and the entire crew was made up of Lab members who were awesome to work with and generous with their time and talents.
6. Where did the inspiration for this video come from?
This script started when I took Sketch 1 with Armando Diaz. It was originally a fake commercial, and Lil' Pauli was tiny head protruding from Big Pauli's head. The original hook was that their pizza was the hottest because they cooked it in an underground lava flow beneath the store....
7. How did the Magnet Video Lab help you grow as an artist from Season 2 to Season 3?
Every season of MVL has helped me grow. Hearing and giving feedback on scripts, collaborating with fellow members, sharing resources, helping on other people's shoots, and having that support is such a great experience.
Written by Jim Turner & Nivea Serrao
Directed by Alexander Shifman
Director of Photography Greg Yakubov
Production assistance Dan Dobransky & Michael Vaingauz
Edited by Abby Russell & Jim Turner
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