Sony PS Home European Cinema Debut – Wed, Feb 20, 2013
Casey Cooper & The Spotlight Season 2: Back to Back!
@tbaby – Contributing Writer: Casey Cooper – This piece shows again, why PST is the best production company on PS Home. It truly exemplifies the hard work of the Director, his staff, and all our actors/actresses. I see that this piece has been nominated for 6 Spotlight awards, including best picture. Well it definitely has my vote and hope it has yours too! GO PST!!! WOOT!!!
It begins with the opening credits of what appears to be an old TV show that features a delightful cast of characters, including a boy named Casey Cooper. This part really has that 1960s feel to it, including an original theme song that fits the genre perfectly with its acoustic guitar riffs.
Flash forward to present day where it looks like we are in some kind of employment office with various individuals who are trying to find a job. This is a great opening scene filled with a colorful array of characters and very funny dialogue. Wait until you see the woman with whom all the job applicants check-in.
With the design of her avatar, her clothes, and definitely her voice as she delivers line after line, she is sure to have you rolling on the floor laughing! There are so many intricate details that add to the atmosphere of the scene, from the camera angles to the design of the set to the office sounds and movement of people in the background. I just love the close-ups of the characters faces where you can see their facial expressions that make them really come to life along with the epic voice-over work. How all the hand gestures and facial movements are coordinated with the voices is truly amazing and a testament to capturing just the right shots and editing it all perfectly. It is during this scene that we meet our main character, Casey Cooper, now several years older. And yes, he too is looking for a job. This part makes me think of those “Where Are They Now” shows.
After some hilarious dialogue in the employment office, Casey Cooper finds himself in what appears to be a scientific laboratory where he is greeted by a mad scientist. He kind of reminds me of Doc Brown from the movie, “Back to the Future”, except with a more foreboding voice. Again, great avatar design, costumes, and voice-over work make this scene come to life perfectly. The ominous feel of this scene which includes some amazing special effects provides a striking contrast to the office scene, but is just as incredible. The use of close-ups and various camera angles give the scene depth. Casey Cooper is faced with a decision that will determine his future. Will he take the red pill or the blue pill?
So what will be the fate of our Casey Cooper? I don’t want to spoil what happens, so you will just have to come out to the premier next Wednesday to find out! I will leave you with this one line that will mean even more at the end of the movie than the beginning… “I’ll be back” (in Arnold Schwarzenegger voice)
Thanks again for letting me preview this amazing piece! Take care, Trisha
TBaby has been an Actress with PST since June 25th, 2011.
Contact TBaby: @tbaby