You Say Halloween; I Say Hulaween; TomAto, Tomahto; PotAtoe ,Potahto
My friend Charlie Smith invited me to join him and his crew to set up his magical and amazing fire sculptures at a fun festival down in Florida near the Suwannee River called Hulaween.
It was hard work to be sure. I mean, they are these massive sculptures made of steel that have to be broken down so that they can be transported and then you load the pieces into a truck which is it's own challenge, one quite familiar to me given my career as a set dresser. Then of course you drive on down, set them up and then the rest of the crew sets up the pyrotechnics which is spectacular and the skill-set required is quite impressive.
I really had the time of my life.
I wish I had the time to elaborate, but I have to pack and make plans for a trip to Los Angeles. But first to unpack from a wonderful weekend at Tybee Island. As well as getting all sorts of other things sorted.
My blogging has been put on the back-burner to say the least.
A shout out to the crew, Jeremy Barrett, Scott Dupree, Derek Dondeville, Thomas Boston, Aldö Nøva Caine, Joe Moriarty, Claire Ruf and of course Charlie Smith
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.