Call me the New Guy. Some weeks ago—never mind how long precisely, I decided that I would apply for an internship position at Captured Time Productions. I read about Harvey Hubbell V and his film “Dislecksia: The Movie.” I was interested. I applied. I came in for an interview with his coordinator, Aimee. I did not meet Harvey then. Rather, we chatted on the phone during my interview. Harvey was quick on the trigger with his questions: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How will you get there? What’s that special question that you have for me? Give me three ways you will market our new film—ready go.” Indeed, he was a gun slinger. Harvey made me think—and my interest had peaked.
I finally met Harvey in the afternoon of the first day at Captured Time. Until then, I felt like he was a mythical being that existed only in folklore. He poured his coffee, walked in, and said, “Hey new guy, I’m Harvey.” And so I was dubbed: New Guy. MISTER New Guy on good days. Capital letters of course, since that is my official name at the office. I believe it’s growing on me.
It is my second day here at Captured Time. After watching the rough cut of the film, I have gained a new insight into the experiences of a dyslexic—how they are different, and how their learning differences have fueled their greatest strengths. The film is comical yet it uncovers the disparities that dyslexics face in the education system. I was wowed.
After viewing the movie, I sat and watched curiously as Harvey edited a section of “Dislecksia: The Movie.” As I watch, I wonder, who is this man? What makes him tick? Why is he drinking from multiple water bottles? I watch him pace back and forth in front of me, pressing his forehead to the adjacent wall as he narrates to himself the voiceover for a clip featuring Billy Bob Thornton as it plays in the background. The man is on a mission with this film. My interest has peaked again.
I am excited to be here. Our goals for the next few months will center on securing funding to finish the remainder of the film. As a new production intern, I will be writing periodically about our progress on the film. I’m looking forward to working with the Captured Time team in the next couple of months and bringing this insightful work to the masses. It surely packs a punch.
Nick Forte AKA “New Guy”
Production Assistant Intern