Notes from the Director...Michael "Lyfelong" Foster
Brynn was originally cast for a smaller role in one scene. The role of Joker had been cast already, but what I’ve come to understand is that things tend to work out in a way that you never planned. Upon the first day of production it was evident that Brynn was the real deal. After that day we continued to have conversations about the film and I saw just how dedicated he was to the craft and his career. It was then when I decided that Brynn should’ve been playing Joker the whole time. I remember once I made that decision we would see each other in passing and he’d always have the script on him preparing for the role. I knew the right choice had been made and the rest was history.
As a Director, working with Brynn was a breeze for the very reasons stated above. He was fully prepared when he got to set. Brynn’s range as an actor is mind blowing. He has the ability to be the focal point of a scene even when he’s not necessarily supposed to be.
As an Actor, working in scene with Brynn were some of the best moments I’ve had as an actor. When you have someone that’s on point like that, it makes it easy to play off of in a scene.
One of the most memorable moments for Brynn is a scene in which he literally tells a story that originally was supposed to have cut in shots of the actions he was talking about. After watching the scene over and over, I realized that he was able to tell the story in such a way that the cut in shots weren’t necessary. For me, it was that scene that defined the character of Joker and also let me know that I’d be working with Brynn over the course of our careers.