Jon Brick’s Mother asked him for a favor about 3 years ago. She asked if he would make a promotional video for an organization she supported. For free. Of course, he obliged. Upon meeting the subject of the video he realized there was more to her story, and knew – just knew – that it had to be told in full. And that’s how Jon Brick came to produce and direct his first, feature-length film: Uncommon Allies.
Brick fell in love with filmmaking as a child when he discovered his Dad’s VHS camcorder. He and his brother commandeered the device and set off making films with their friends. He later parlayed that experience into a job with Yahoo! producing some of the web’s first original webisodes.
In this episode of Unspecified, Jon and Eric talk about how Uncommon Allies came to be, high-speed car chases with the cops, and that time President George W. Bush made a questionable joke while he was filming.
Find more of Jon online at jonbrick.com.
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