Signed up John Battsek today
Signed up John Battsek today. I've had my eye on him to be the Producer of the Traffic/Oil doc since I heard him talk at something or other a year or two ago, where he told the whole story of how he went to the movies to see 'When We Were Kings', walked out wanting to make a feature doc, thought it may as well be sport cos he loves it, walked by a poster with the word 'Munich', remembered the Munich Olympics of 1972, made doc, won Oscar. Plus he was scruffy, swore a lot and said that the idea was everything.
So I went and gave him the one-minute pitch. It's Traffic, except it's oil instead of drugs and documentary instead of fiction. He said, and I quote, "Love it. Let's do it."
Fantastic to have a proper industry type person on board. Bit worried about his green Nike socks and the fact that he wore his sunglasses throughout lunch in the shade. But I think we could be a great team.