This weekend, the entire cast and crew was invited to a private screening of "Guy", the film we shot with Alex Lutz earlier this year.
After the death of his mother, Gauthier, a young journalist, learns that he is the illegitimate son of Guy Jamet, a French pop star who is still touring well into his 80's. Guy is releasing a new CD of his greatest hits (from the 60's, 70's and 80's) and Gauthier decides to follow him on tour, filming snippets of his daily life and concerts as he hits various small towns throughout France.
There were several amazing things about working on this film (I play one of Guy's back-up singers). The first is the amazing talent of Alex Lutz, who directed and starred in the movie, convincingly portraying a man at least fifty years his senior. "Guy" is a wonderfully touching character with a huge amount of charisma and I think we all fell a little bit in love with him during the shoot.
The second was the acting experience itself - there was no script. Only a ten page treatment. We would go into each new scene with just a quick brief of the situation and sometimes a list of subjects to "bring up" in improvisation.
Last but not least are the amazing composers, Vincent Blanchard and Romain Greffe, who somehow managed to create believable hit songs in styles that spanned several decades. An absolutely brilliant feat!
The movie opens at a theater near you (if you're in France!) on August 29th. In the meantime, check out the trailer below...