Q&A with Tim Brosnan

Added on by Chris WHITE.
Maddi and Tim, last day of shooting TAKEN IN.

Maddi and Tim, last day of shooting TAKEN IN.

Tim Brosnan…"Simon" in TAKEN IN…how did you and I first meet?

TIM BROSNAN: By the time that we were introduced, assuming that a formal introduction ever occurred, I'd been aware of you for quite some time. I was marketing shows at Centre Stage and you were performing in them. The promotional video that we produced for "Tomfoolery," in which you were featured, got so much traffic on YouTube so quickly that they offered us some kind of advertising deal. We declined, but the experience made an impression.

What did you think after our first meeting with Madelaine Hoptry at Starbucks?

TB: It was bone-chillingly cold, but you and Madelaine seemed to want to sit outside, so we did. I remember thinking, "How does such a thin person [Maddi] maintain core temperature out-of-doors on a day like today?"

Between takes; Tim & Maddi.

Between takes; Tim & Maddi.

What’s the best part of making a movie at South of the Border?

TB: Being able to say that I've made a movie at South of the Border.

What was the funniest thing that happened during the shoot?

TB: The funniest thing that happened was our cinematographer [Daniel McCord].

What was the sweetest/sappiest thing that happened?

TB: When Traysie [Amick, co-star, "Dawn"] ripped off her shirt during our makeout scene, I thought that was pretty sweet. Or am I misunderstanding the question?

Talk about the rehearsals that led up to the actual shoot. What was that process like? How did it affect the actual scene people will see in the finished film?

TB: Improvisation exercises for the most part, but much more relaxing than I remember such exercises being back in my murky workshoppy past. You also kept urging us to "be good to each other." That was kind of a big deal.

FIRST PRODUCTION MEETING \ l-r: Me, Jennifer Baxley (Producer), Tim Brosnan, Daniel McCord (DP), Madelaine Hoptry.

FIRST PRODUCTION MEETING \ l-r: Me, Jennifer Baxley (Producer), Tim Brosnan, Daniel McCord (DP), Madelaine Hoptry.

What do we do next?!

TB: We make a movie that allows me to wear unflattering clothes, but still not shave off my beard.

See TAKEN IN.