Week Three | Thank Yous + Set Life blog with Brian Crawford!

Brian Crawford plays David Greyson and he wants to thank all who have contributed to our Indiegogo campaign this past week! Check out his thank you video & how his life was on set of The Other One.

 

What was your job on “The Other One?”

I played David Greyson, husband to Amber (the lovely Grace McPhillips).

What was your favorite moment on set during production?

During the two day High School shoot, we were on the third floor of a non air conditioned building.  This also happened to coincide with the one hot week we experienced in Chicago this summer.  Every break in the action makeup artist Jennifer Brown was immediately there with fan in hand (or sometimes it was clipped to her person).  She was a one woman cooling machine intent on keeping the actors from getting all glossy. 

What was your favorite moment off set?

My audition for the project was a really awesome experience.  I had auditioned for Joe about a month before for another project, and he was kind enough to call me in for this one.  The audition consisted of an open scene, where Grace and I just responded to each other with a few lines that were said in a loop.  It was comfortable and focused on the personal.  It is always lovely when actors are allowed just to respond to each other and not worry about anything else.  To have that from go told me that this would be a wonderful project. 

 

Brian in the the trailer for Eclipse, the prequel film to The Other One.

Brian in the the trailer for Eclipse, the prequel film to The Other One.

Working for 10 days straight and then two pickup days fairly soon after leads to much exhaustion.  How did you keep yourself fresh and focused during such an intense time?

I had it pretty easy in Galena (only a one day shoot), but during the Chicago Shoot the crew took such wonderful care of us.  They were always concerned with making sure the environment was comfortable, cool and conducive to the work.  

Without being a spoiler on the story, what was the most surprising thing that happened to you? 

This isn't really a REAL answer, but there were a lot of fun and surprising overlaps/coincidences.  For example:  Brooke is the name

of my sister in real life and in the movie.   Also, I am from Pennsylvania and Grace is from Alabama, but she went to College in North Carolina where she was an a cappella big sister to my high school girl friend.  But, Grace and I didn't meet till this project several years later. Stuff like that.

What was the biggest lesson you learned from this film that you will use on your next production experience?

The majority of my experience is with live theatrical performance, where there is a balance between consistency/structure and inspiration.  This project allowed me a great opportunity to explore the degrees of variance and flexibility that are at the actor's employment.

Do you have a reel, website, or do you want to tell us a little bit more about yourself and how people can follow your career or reach out to you?

I am an actor with Big Mouth Talent and will be working on Cyrano de Bergerac this fall at Chicago Shakespeare.