We had the good fortune of connecting with Tall Order Productions and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tall Order Productions, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We met each other on a little indie film in New Orleans in 2018 that we were both set electricians on. What started as an easy afternoon throwing up lightweight LEDs all of the sudden turned into an overnight of running gigantic HMI lights around on mambo combo stands in the rain saturated City Park–till 6 am the next day. After that 17 hour day, the bond was sealed and we realized there wasn’t much we couldn’t accomplish together. By the end of that year, we had realized a mutual passion for being more than just a part of the filmmaking process. We wanted to follow in the footsteps of the filmmakers and companies we admired and learned from, and create our own path to success. We filed our LLC, taking the name Mitchell had used since he was a ten-year-old making film any way he could, and Tall Order Productions was officially born.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We’re storytellers, first and foremost. Whether we are approaching a narrative project, a music video, a commercial, we are always looking for what is the core of the story, and what is the most appropriate way to tell it. We are a boutique production company, and take care to handle each project from concept to delivery with the utmost attention to the project’s needs and respect for everyone involved. We specialize in short-form content and bringing the highest possible quality to it. We believe that each project should be treated like THE project. For something to mean anything to anybody, it has to mean everything to somebody. And we are that somebody that the project means everything to. We like to think that we are known for that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Before the pandemic, you could regularly find us enjoying comedy at the Hollywood Improv, having laughs with many of the collaborators we mentioned. We also have past collaborations with comedians, and were fortunate enough to get to shoot at the Hollywood Improv as well. And their chicken tenders aren’t bad, either. Past that, we love the beautiful views that Los Angeles has to offer, and regularly head out to Griffith Park or Angeles National Forest to enjoy nature and of course bring a camera along to shoot. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We’ve been fortunate to work with so many talented collaborators over the past couple of years. We simply wouldn’t be where we are without having crossed paths with them: Edward Salerno Jr., Khayyam Khan, Cam Owen, Lizzie Smith, Joshua D. Amar, Patrick Ouziel, Julian Nunez, Jerome Keith, Mae Joy Harper, to name a few enormously talented filmmakers we’ve worked with.
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