Searching for Sonny - part 2 - World Premiere

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Searching for Sonny - part 2 - World Premiere

Postby Lilly » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:09 pm

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Welcome to the second thread of our discussion of Jason's exciting new film project, "Searching for Sonny."


Let's re-cap:

Searching for Sonny
is a comedy/mystery, written and directed by Andrew Disney, which was shot in Fort Worth, TX. Shooting wrapped in early June and the film is now in the post-production phase.

In addition to Jason, the film will feature Minka Kelly; Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, who form the New York City comedy duo, BriTANick; Masi Oka and Michael Hogan.

"Searching for Sonny" is a film that tells the story of Calvin, Elliot and Gary who return to their high school reunion to discover that their old buddy, Sonny, is missing under mysterious circumstances. After run-ins with the law, an ex-girlfriend and the corpse of the high school quarterback, the mystery turns meta when they realize that everything happening seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school – a play Sonny wrote."

Website: http://searchingforsonny.com

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/searchingforsonny

Twitter: http://twitter.com/searchforsonny

Tumblr: http://blog.searchingforsonny.com/ -- Director's Notebook


Our previous discussion thread has been archived: Here
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:11 pm

Carrying over from the end of our last thread...

From Andrew Disney's Director's Notebook, here's a pic we haven't seen before of the terrific trio... http://blog.searchingforsonny.com/post/928513588/trying-to-make-this-scene-awesome-with-jason
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby allegrita » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:18 pm

How cute those guys are! :laugh:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:33 pm

Hi, Andrew!!!! :wave: Actually, we think ... Image



ETA: Andrew just gave us a shout out on tumblr! :hearts: :flowers:

http://blog.searchingforsonny.com/post/932683845/moonlightaholics-rock
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby librarian_7 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:40 pm

This is truly exciting! What a very cool thing!

And Andrew, you rock, BIG TIME!

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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby allegrita » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:52 pm

Oh, my gosh! How cool is THAT?!? :hyper2: :hyper2: :hyper2:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:11 am

Granted, most of us here think that Jason could rock just about any role he was given, but I thought it might be interesting to ask why he was sought out for THIS role. Today I asked Andrew Disney...


Me: (When I talked to Jason) "I teased him a bit -- wondering aloud if his 2002 Domino's Pizza commercial might have sold you on the idea of him being a believable pizza delivery guy. ;-) Seriously, though, I'm wondering if you might be able to share with us what it was about Jason that made you think he'd be the perfect Elliot. Were there other specific performances of his (other than the pizza commercial :roll: ) that gave you glimpses of what you envisioned for Elliot?"

Andrew: "That's a really great observation about Dominos. I actually didn't know Jason was in a Dominos commercial, so I guess that was coincidental. We've all been really big fans of Veronica Mars and that's what really sold us on Jason. His character had a great edge to him that gave us the confidence that Jason could play a character like Elliot - someone who has a bit of an edge but who is also vulnerable. Couple that with his all-american charm and everyman feel and we had ourselves the perfect Elliot!"


Works for me! :twothumbs:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:20 am

Oooh, thank you so much for sharing that, Lilly! Who can argue with that logic? :hearts:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby librarian_7 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:26 am

Andrew Disney obviously is a man of keen insight. There is often a very vulnerable vibe coming from Jason's characters, as well as the edge. I (here's a shock!) see that in Josef, too.

Thanks for asking about that, Lilly...and how nice that Andrew answered!

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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:40 am

Andrew has been very gracious :rose: -- especially considering how much he has on his plate right now. I don't want to bother him too much, but perhaps I can ask him a question from time to time.


Aside from the obvious questions about timing and distribution -- and, btw, he's said he hopes to have a trailer ready in the next month or so :hyper2: -- what questions would all of you like to have him answer about the creative process? Perhaps we can get one or two of them answered. :chin:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby r1015bill » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:04 am

I have a question! OOOOh! OOOOOh! Pick me! Pick me!

What is his process for adding background music to the movie? Is it more "Now that I see the finished scene it needs something here" or more like Tarantino who almost seems to select the music before he films the scene. (Sneak peak music reminded me of some music in Kill Bill Part 2).
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:52 am

Ooh, cool question! (Why am I picturing you as Horshak from Welcome Back Kotter?!) :laugh:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby r1015bill » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:05 am

allegrita wrote:Ooh, cool question! (Why am I picturing you as Horshak from Welcome Back Kotter?!) :laugh:


That was the image I was going for! I wanted to be sure I got Lilly's attention. :D
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:09 am

Duly noted, r. :snicker:
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Re: Searching for Sonny - part 2

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:13 pm

A little something I spruced up...


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