Turkey Breasts was shot over the winter holiday. In addition to featuring Thom, Tim, Brian, Megan, a turkey and other stuff, the film features the dirt road out by my parent’s place in Salisbury, MD. Over the years, the dirt road has appeared in a number of movies I’ve been involved with in one way or another. In the ones on Protozoic alone, it crops up in Operation:
Red Chicken Disco Jesus (Redux), The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra, Spontaneous Combustion and The Bridge. For me, getting to return to the dirt road was one of my favorite parts about making this movie. It’s pretty cool to get old with your buddies and the places you grew up.
For interested parties, Tim has some production stills from the shoot that can be viewed here.
Hope you enjoy the film.
12 thoughts on “Turkey Breasts”
This is my favorite one of recent memory. The cinematography is just beautiful. Great job!
Yes, the desolate visuals are touchingly evocative. Lovely!
I am so impressed with how this turned out. I love the grainy texture and the overwhelming feeling of melancholy it projects. Somehow that intensifies the silliness. Well done!
This is one of your better ones, IMO.
I think the dirt road was originally put in by the pulpwood company for access to the timber and is probably maintained by the county now. The road stays fairly passable, since there are no hills on this part of the coastal plain. In addition, the soil is pure sand and drains well, so vehicles do not get hung up in clumpy clay during wet spells. It winds through forest and swamp with several sideroads along the way. Since it is posted against hunting, it abounds with wildlife, and, in fact, the day I visited the shooting location, I saw a bald eagle. On the few occasions when I have flown over the lower Eastern Shore in a small plane, I have always been surprised at how heavily forested the area remains, despite its strong agricultural nature.
Spectacular cinematography! This is most definitely one of my favorites. Megan, the music is beautiful and complements the film wonderfully. You guys just keep getting better 🙂
Watching this again, I recognize my acting was lackluster for this shoot, but Thom’s was really good. Well done, Thom.
Mike, I LOVED this. The music was incredible, too.
Gotta love Thom’s perfect visual expression of Bart Simpson’s classic line: “Aye Caramba!”
How can I get a copy of the soundtrack on CD?
I guess Ted Gorley got started this way.
Once I don’t have 20 hour shooting days (like today) I’m going to do a cross-post on Melodic Insomniac and I think the music maybe available there??? If not, I can see that you get a copy of the soundtrack Elias.
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