Philly Spotlight: Film Editor Jonathan Grossman / Evil Dead the Musical / Nick's Roast Beef “Bacon and Beer Fest”
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I met a good guy, Jonathan Grossman at the PaFIA fall mixer (click for post) who offered to videotape and edit for me next time I have another big interview like the one with Lee Daniels (click for post) which would be fabulous! Or if I wanted to start vlogging, which another film person suggested I do; but I kinda like hiding behind written words. Besides, being on camera for the occasional interview, I can handle, but I'd have to lose too much weight to vlog.
T&T: I think being a professional videographer and editor is an awesome profession, but a) are you an aspiring filmmaker as well? b) what drew you to this end of the industry?
JG: I am an aspiring filmmaker. I like being able to tell a story through images, whether the video be a narrative, documentary or music video. I like videography and editing because they represent the ideal combination of art and technology. I could master and manipulate the technology to tell a good story through whatever content that best complements the story.
T&T: Are you currently working on a film?
JG: I am currently working on a documentary about my late grandfather as a loving father, husband and role model.
T&T: Your favorite director - whose next movie you would LOVE to edit?
JG: I would be excited if I had the opportunity to edit a film of either David O' Russell (Director of Philly's Silver Linings Playbook - click for post) or Martin Scorsese (still #1 director on most "in the business" lists!).
T&T: Favorite Philly Restaurant ?
JG: Whenever I travel from New York to Philadelphia, I like eating at McCormick and Schmick's on Broad and Market.
T&T: Wow! Jonny must come back from NYC with some serious coin, cause McCormick & Schmick's isn't your typical, let's just stop for a bite kinda place.
T&T: Favorite movie so far of 2013?
JG: Blue Jasmine (click for post)(Anyone following T&T knows this is at the top of my list too!)
Be sure to check out Jonathan Grossman on Vimeo!
Blog contributor Candi's Corner is an "Evil Dead" expert, so she's really looking forward to reviewing the Musical version opening at The Prince Music Theater (click for tickets) today (9/25/13).
For those of you who don't know - Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic film The Evil Dead has been reincarnated as a stage musical and crazy theatrical experience, with all its gore and rich, take-no-prisoners humor. Here's the theater trailer:
LISTEN TO EVIL DEAD MUSIC EXCERPTS
I got invited to what looks like another great tasting for Saturday, but that's also my nephew AJ's 11th birthday, so I'll have to pass, but doesn't this sound good!
Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City (16 South 2nd Street) already famous for their “best of” roast beef and pork sandwiches, will reveal a new kinda bacon burger on September 28, 2013 at “Bacon and Beer Fest”. Nick’s owner Joseph Schultice, aka Joey Dog, has partnered with local bacon purveyor Bespoke Bacon to reinvent the concept of the hamburger using a special ground bacon and beef blend.
Toppings include: Southwestern Twist - Fried pickles, house-made salsa and jalapeño slices More Bacon the Better – Choice of sizzling Bespoke flavored bacon strips South Philly – Sharp provolone, long hots and caramelized onions.
In addition to Nick’s Bacon Burger, Schultice presents a full line-up of new dishes including:
Bacon Nachos - Nick's Nachos topped with Bespoke ground bacon, whiz, and other goodies
Cajun Grilled Chicken Sandwich topped with Bespoke Jamaican Jerk Bacon served on brioche bun.
Beer and Bacon Flight - Seasonal brews paired with Bespoke Bacon's boldest and best:
- Big Pepper with Philadelphia Brewing’s Joe Coffee Porter
- Jamaican Jerk with Prism Brewing’s Felony IPA
- Szechuan Style with Prism Brewing’s Red Zone
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