Imagine yourself sitting on a couch from 1983. You’re wearing a stylish turtleneck and you’ve just been passed a Choco-taco. Loud saxophone music is playing and people are screaming at the top of their lungs. You’re confused, excited, and cautious all at the same time. Now imagine this sequence of events were filmed and edited in to a movie called The Turtleneck Club. Imagine a guy named Jonathan Pierce was responsible for all this and that at this very moment you were staring at an embedded video called “The Turtleneck Club Movie” and all you had to do to experience it was loosen the grip on your Cran-Apple Shasta long enough to position your mouse arrow over the play button and click it? Imagine the opportunity to experience all of this came down to the following two choices: Do you click the button and watch the video? Or do you throw in the towel and abandon ship?
When it comes to making a movie about guys who wear Turtlenecks, there’s probably about a thousand questions that come to mind; How was it decided which Turtleneck Club member would drink Cran-Apple Shasta and which member would tackle the Caffeine Free Diet Root Beer? From that viewpoint, you’re probably seeing how the door could be opened to a thousand more questions exploring that issue alone. Fortunately something has been done about it; the Behind the Scenes Turtleneck Club Special Feature.
Sit next to Allen Spenzetti as he wipes a bucket of sweat off his face. Feel Mark Hatterberry’s stomach pain as he is asked to eat is 12th chocolate, and experience Zane Rucker’s excitement as he describes the plaid non-wrinkle Turtleneck he had ordered online. It’s all packed in to one special feature video that will debunk every myth you’ve ever heard about filming people in Turtlenecks. So pull back the tab on that orange-lime Shasta, nestle in to you favorite armchair, and get ready to go behind the scenes with the Turtleneck Club.
Most of the time as a Turtleneck Club member, you let the Turtleneck do the talking. But in this rare Turtleneck Club special feature, Turtleneck movie cast members pull down their neck flaps and bare it all in a collection of candid interviews that cover everything from what it was like to gulp down non-refrigerated Cran-Apple Shasta, to solving the mystery surrounding the true function of a traction kit. Behold; The Turtleneck Club Cast Interviews.
Anyone that has rummaged through a few pages of Thinkpierce.com, probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that drama class was one of my electives as a senior in high school. What might not be expected however was that I hated it. The class focused heavily on Shakespeare type plays and other stereotypical content that anyone would assume to be a part of a drama class. It seemed to be something my peers could get in to, but it just wasn’t for me. When I dropped the class and didn’t return the next quarter something unique happened; for whatever reason, the drama teacher Mrs. Harbolt wanted me to come back to the class when the next semester started. Around that same time I had already started working on a rough draft for a space based story during my homeroom period that featured a character named Captain Robert. I wasn’t really interested in coming back to the class if I had to keep doing the same type of stuff I had done the first quarter, however Mrs. Harbolt’s question put another idea in my head. I asked her if she would let me put on my own play if I enrolled in drama again next semester. I don’t know why, but she said yes and that moment marked the beginning of what would eventually turn in to a play called, “Captain Robert and the Search for Magni-Tron Transmitters.” Read More
Recently I had a chance to create a new video called “Technical Difficulties” which features Dalton and I doing what everyone wants to do when their computer acts up. Special thanks to everyone who was a part of the production as well as Paul Ross for letting us use the lobby of his office building to film in. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!
When I learned that Kent Meister would be visiting Tulsa for Christmas break, it didn’t take me long to take advantage of the opportunity. After various visits to thrift stores, I was able to come up with replica costumes from a movie I had made over 10 years ago named Cai Chi. Sitting down in an esteemed interview, Kent and I ad-libbed answers to a variety of questions about making the Cai Chi movie. The footage will be combined with the release of the Cai Chi Movie in the Fall of 2013. Special thanks to videographer and photographer Valerie Grant for working behind the scenes to make it all happen. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!
One day I set up three tables outside my apartment that held bowls of eggs, heads of lettuce and tomatoes. Then I invited 10 friends over to throw them at me while I ran down the stairs of my apartment and got it on video featuring music by And There Stand Empires. There’s basically no other way to describe it. Enjoy! Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!