So that explains why John was interested in talking with me, but it doesn't tell the whole story... The bigger picture in John's film, PAY 2 PLAY, consists of using the game of Monopoly in a symbolic way to help illustrate "the cycle of how political campaign costs breed corruption, making candidates beg, borrow, and steal." It also "shows how" we can "take back the election process and hold corporations accountable." And it also happens to be a sequel of sorts to his previous, critically acclaimed doc, Free For All!, which detailed the corruption of the 2004 U.S. election.
|John, behind the camera, and li'l ol' me in front of it.|
Man, are those camera lights bright!
Needless to say, I was pretty nervous come interview hour, never having done anything like it before in my life! But I must say that John was so professional and so good at directing me that I almost instantly felt at ease in his hands. I had a total blast talking about one of my favorite board games of all-time! I just hope that I didn't make a total fool of myself on film, you know? I have yet to see any part of what John shot, so it'll be quite interesting when I finally do get to see it...
|Here's another shot, from a different angle, of John setting up his|
camera equipment. FYI - I only LOOK calm, cool, and collected...
|Yet another shot of the set up, however, I think John|
might've already begun asking me questions, here.
|It's a wrap!|
Me, and John Wellington Ennis after a successful afternoon shoot.
~ All photos taken by Tommy Kovac, and property of Anthony See ~