George Reasner Visit
George Reasner is an award-winning cinematographer with 20 years of film production experience. He has photographed everything from feature films, documentaries, short films, commercials and music videos, to live multi-cam concerts, web streaming events, digital interactive media and viral web content. George is also one half of the commercial directing team Eskimo Brothers.
George served as both DP & Producer on the documentaries Liquid Vinyl and the recently completed Dumbstruck, as well as cinematographer on the docs At Last: The Terry Fator Story, Q: The Man (The Lives of Quincy Jones), Oakdale Mills: Close Knit Neighbors, and Martha in Lattimore. His recent narrative features include Permanent Vacation and Bare Knuckles, and he has shot concert films recently for Deftones, O.A.R., Avenged Sevenfold, Mute Math, Jessica Harp and Terry Fator.
George holds an M.F.A. in producing and cinematography from the Florida State University Film & TV Conservatory, and a B.A. in Communications from Wake Forest University. George is an avid photographer, movie theater junkie, unofficial P2 Media consultant, DJ and rookie yoga practitioner. He is currently living the dream in Hollywood, CA.
Screening: Thursday, Oct. 7
DUMBSTRUCK is the humorous and heartfelt story of five ventriloquists who are quirky enough to star in Christopher Guest's BEST IN SHOW. But they are real, and their stories are deeply human and universal. It is filled with music, laughter and a roller coaster of emotions, riding through life as a ventriloquist.
Former West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip writer Mark Goffman follows a select group of ventriloquists whose varying career paths range from bare subsistence to the meteoric rise of Terry Fator, who goes from struggling performer to a multimillion dollar Vegas performer during the making of the film. Goffman's deep affection for all his subjects warmly shines through, regardless of their successes or failures.
Recent screenings include the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Harvardwood Film Festival in LA, and the 34th Annual Vent Haven Convention in Kentucky (a ventriloquist convention). www.dumbstruckthemovie.com (85 minutes).