Look for my review of Karate Kid. The movie opens June 11 in theaters.
If you’ve been wanting to see Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion, with yours truly – Tim Russell as Al, the Stage Manager – oh yeah, and of course, the fabulous Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lily Tomlin, Sue Scott, Lindsay Lohan, Maya Rudolph and John C. Reilly – here is your chance. Sundance Channel is broadcasting the film this month on June 13, 14 and the 17th. Here’s the TV Guide listings.
In the voice-over world there has been a constant evolution of ways to display your talents for potential clients. Reel-to-reel demos in the 60′s became cassettes in the 70′s, and eventually morphed into digital demos, like mp3′s, most recently. Tim decided to highlight his animation voices and the many voices he’s created for radio, television, and movies, as well as Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, with a new “Video” Audio Demo, that he is sharing with ad agencies and casting agents for their consideration. Please enjoy and share.
In addition to appearing on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, I enjoy working as a voice talent for television and radio ads. In this video, I am the voiceover narrator for Vitamin Water’s television commercial: “Steve Nash is the Most Ridiculous Man in the World.” This TV spot has been quite popular on YouTube. This was a voice-over job done through the Vox Talent Agency in LA. Steve Nash is the greatest.
On Thursday, February 4, 2010, a performance of A Prairie Home Companion at the Fitz will be beamed live and in high-definition to over 500 movie theaters in the United States and Canada.
Tim Russell and Sue Scott were joined by Norah Jones and Martin Sheen, along with singer Madeleine Peyroux, this week on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” at The Town Hall on W. 43rd in Times Square in New York City. The “Blizzard of 09″ hit just after the show, stranding the us in the city for an extra two days. There are worse places to be stranded. Here’s Tim’s video of the weekend, including an interview with Norah and Martin.
There’s a new Behind the Scenes Featurette on the making of the new Coen Brothers’ movie “A Serious Man.” For some reason, my scene as “Detective #1″ is featured at the 1:52 to 2:08 mark of the 3 minute, 21 second video. I had no idea they were filming it that day, but it’s fun to see the scene from a “behind-the-scenes perspective.” Check it out, but, more importantly, go see this very funny film.
We started a new season of “A Prairie Home Companion” this Saturday an amazing performance by Garrison Keillor. Just three weeks after suffering a “minor” stroke he was in charge and in control, both for the first show, and the street dance, which traditionally follows the opening show each season at the Fitzgerald Theater.
Later Saturday night, I attended the cast and crew screening of “ A Serious Man”, the newest Coen Brothers film opening next weekend. It is terrific, thought provoking, and hysterical at the same time. I predict a Best Picture nomination for the brothers again this year, in spite of my appearance in the film as “Detective#1”. (Watch for me at the :48 second mark in the movie’s trailer).
I introduced my self to Joel Coen and he was most gracious about my participation. Before the 9pm VIP screening I introduced Lucinda Williams, the head of the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
How lucky is it to have survived the cutting room floor in films by Robert Altman and the Coen Brothers?
Yes, Tim and I can now be heard AND seen doing our thing each week on A Prairie Home Companion. Various sketches from the radio show are now being video taped and uploaded to YouTube. You can peek in on what we’re doing live on the air for listeners all across the globe! Check out the videos of our APHC scripts posted on You Tube. Just to get you started, here we are (with Garrison and Tom Keith) in “Ruth Harrison: Reference Librarian”… Enjoy!