Jack Crowell owned the last wooden clothespin manufacturing factory in the United States. He originally wanted a real spring in the clothespin so that children could play on it. He is buried in Middlesex, VT.
Rodney was so vigilant in protecting the music, and there were so many things to hit. It had to be rhythmically right, the pitch had to be perfect, and at the same time I had to transmit the power of the song; I had to be inside the song. [x]
Well, the bag’s out of the cat—we’ll be producing a Costume Quest series for Amazon. It’s Frederator Studios’ first project with Amazon, and we’re truly happy about it (and doubly happy it’s with such a wonderful property). So many people deserve our thanks, including:
Tim Schafer and Greg Rice from Double Fine Productions, publisher of the Costume Quest video games, along with Tasha Sounart, who originally created the world.
MVP Zac Gorman, who wrote, storyboarded, and designed many of the characters for the pilot. Thanks to Pat McHale for coming on board to direct that initial short. Pre-production artists included Bob Flynn, JoJo Baptista, Aymeric Kevin, Ryan Andrews, Joe McGrory, Mira Lark Crowell, Larry Leichliter, and Wendy Jacobsmeyer.
The production team was made of Sylvia Edwards,Dana Jo Granger,Stephen Worth, Ross Kolde, Ray Valenzuela, and Molly Yahr.
Meredith Layne, C.S.A., cast-directed, and what a cast!: Sinclair Dumont, Aidan Sussman, Issac Ryan Brown, Allie Urrutia, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Marin, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker.
We’ve much appreciation for Digital eMation, Inc., which handled the animation, and Salami Studios (with Thomas J. Maydeck, C.A.S.), the studio which oversaw the post-production. As you’d figure, The Blasting Company delivered a fantastic score.
Zac and Thurop Van Orman performed the work of 1,000 Vikings on their greenlight-getting pitch document.
Hugs to our newest and best friends at Amazon; Tara Sorensen, Melissa Wolfe, and Aaron Davidson.
It’s been a journey, but the writers’ room is staffed (that’s another post), and we’re counting down the days till the Costume Quest premiere in 2018. Thanks, again.
It was Hank Wiliams. You know, the Hank Williams was gonna be on the screen. Tom had moved aside and there was this character there. And I was like, “Wow, man, Hank, is that you?. I wanna talk to Tom.” And Tom’s eyes cleared, it was one of those… And, he says, “Oh, yeah, I’m here. I’m Tom. I said, “Wow”, he had… inhabited the Hank that was gonna be on that screen. It was really amazing to watch. [Rodney Crowell. Talking Hank. Special features. I Saw The Light]
I remember Tom mentioning in an interview that he’s more of a dog person. And that he’d love to have a dog, but doesn’t want to leave the furry friend alone at home all the time because acting makes him travel so much.
There’s this video clip where he mentioned family pets during his childhood (and sent us fangirls into cardiac arrest because of the way he said “Muffin” and “Crumpet”).
“I understood the responsibility to do everything I could in committing myself to representing his life on every level. I had to look like Hank, I had to sing like Hank, I had to play like Hank, and I couldn’t have done this without Rodney Crowell. He was a mentor, and a tutor, and a friend.”