Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The DYFAM team is EXTREMELY saddened to report that John Hughes died of a heart attack this morning while out for a walk. Our film will be dedicated to his memory. His films will speak for him forever.
Justin Henry. You probably don't remember his name,but you will definitely remember his face if you loved Sixteen Candles as much as I did. He played the little obnoxious brother. His character's name was Michael Baker, which coincidentally is the name of our docs Executive Producer. Also noteworthy is that Justin is amongst a small little clique in Hollywood of 'youngest Oscar nominees'. As just a wee lad, he was nominated for his role in Kramer vs Kramer.
I found that he looked EXACTLY the same. Just a little older, with a bigger vocabulary and a mortgage. He had a special relationship with John, and was quite well spoken and introspective in the interview.
Speaking with him was special and took on a huge importance in that for the first time, there was an air of mystery surrounding Hughes and his absence/disappearance. Justin knew something. Something he just wasn't prepared to say (he was the first of many that wouldn't "talk") .
In the clip below you'll see how I try to covertly (NOT) reask the question in hopes that in his answer I would get at least a clue of what he was hiding. But he didn't answer,physically stiffened up, and the interview concluded soon after. If anything, just watch the clip for that bit.
My apologies to Justin for crossing a line, but after all. I'm a former journalism student and documentarian, it's my "job" to try and go after truth...Okay, now I feel better.