“A decades spanning, nearly epic meditation on the meaning of success.” – examiner.com
The Front Man was one of my most challenging edits and took years to complete. The footage had been captured haphazardly, home-movie style over the course of 13 years or so. There were priceless moments – Christie visibly falling in love with Jim as he performs as the wedding singer at her first wedding; Jim spoofing a so-bad-he’s-good director at an audition and then getting the part in a horror movie; Christie announcing her pregnancy on the Howard Stern show and then making out with Beetlejuice after he eats sardines.
Somehow I had to find a narrative to thread through this hilarious mess. The result was very gratifying – a heartwarming romantic comedy that’s also a documentary.