THE HISTORY BEHIND "BIG CITY KNIGHTS"
This films' core scenes were shot with a Sony Hi8 video camera. As Tim began writing in 1995, he saw this happening so clearly that he hired a photographer to take poster shots. They utilized contacts to have visual props for the pictures. There were different versions of the poster but ultimately they went with the most creative one. In September 1996, they began shooting and completed a very rough version of the film and a decent draft of the script by August 1997.
The film that was shot, sat in the storage facility for 11 years and over that time, footage was damaged and/or lost due to several moves and ignorance on the part of the handler. In 2008, Tim had searched myspace for Eric to see if he was available. He was. Tim sent Eric a message that was returned about 6 weeks later as Eric's exposure to the internet was random.
Tim went to California to attend the 2008 AFM (American Film Market) and thus, the re-emergence of "Big City Knights". Tim recovered the tapes from Marcus Salgado's storage, transferred them and then the arduous task of piecing together a film that had plenty of holes as far as continuity of the script goes. It was a good year of linking scenes together, finding old clips shot that were lost, using video from parties to make sense of new plots, etc. The creative art in post production is where Tim's mastery was crucial.
After three years of creative editing, utilizing any and all video shot from 1993-97, endless music tracks made and trashed, along with disagreements and even another 6-8 months of the project sitting in Tim's computer due to waiting on creative consult meetings.... The project was finally finished in March 2012.
Main Cast Members
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