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Less than 24 hours ago. I was still in bed.

Got a text at 8:48 AM from D Rose: “What you got poppin’?”

Me: Nothing really. “You trying to knock out a video?”

D: “Yes. I’m actually on your side of town now.”

Me: “Wife is still asleep. Meet me in my driveway at 9:30.”

By 10AM, we were shooting this video.

Donald is one of maybe 3 or 4 people that i’ll drop what i’m doing to work with. His approach to creativity is a lot like mine – stream of consciousness with little to no second guessing. We rode out to downtown Houston on a windy, dreary 40 degree morning to shoot a single scene on a whim. No treatment. Just found a spot and shot it. My fingers could barely turn the focus because they were frozen cold.

As simple and crude as the shot seems, is already one of my favorite ever. Poignant. Driven. Shaky. Vulnerable. Revealing. Unflattering. Beautiful.

Damien Randle

ill Mannered Media


Founding member of K-OTIX / The Legendary KO. Unheralded jack of all trades. Spends most of his time these days creating moving pictures and writing some of the best material he's ever written. Likes dogs. Cats - meh.

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