Mockumentary Now Available at Amazon, Took 12 Years to Make by Bray who Served as Lead Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – The world of auto shows gets played for laughs in the mockumentary that took 12 years to make, “The Walkaround,” starring, written and produced by Jonathan Bray (“The Young and the Restless”).
The movie is now available at www.TheWalkaroundMovie.com and on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-Walkaround-Jonathan-Bray/dp/B00V3X05V2.
Produced by Bray’s Vineland Productions, the movie centers around Johnathon Johnson (Bray), a veteran auto show narrator who takes his job way too seriously and is determined to make it a launching pad for an acting career. After taking Jason (Jason Jarchow), a seemingly innocent and naive newcomer, under his wing, a friendship develops that leads to obsession as Jason starts acquiring all Johnathon has ever desired, leaving Johnathon grasping for one final shot at glory at the New York International Auto Show.
“My friends and I got jobs working as narrators at auto shows and were introduced to this wild world of the auto show circuit. I had never even been to an auto show prior to getting the job, so it was eye-opening and something I instantly felt would make for an ideal mockumentary,” Bray said.
“The story evolved over time but it was always essentially about my character taking auto shows way too seriously and thinking he can use them as a launching pad for his acting career. At the same time he takes a newbie under his wing and watches him attain everything my character had ever sought.”
It was 2003 when Bray and his friend and the film’s co-director Matt Miller began shooting “The Walkaround” as they worked at auto shows around the country, often improvising the dialogue and developing the story as they went along. Bray and his fellow struggling actors would take five minute breaks and shoot whatever scenes they could before going back to work. It was guerrilla moviemaking at its most basic.
“Shooting was done at warp speed since we were often on break from work. No time for multiple takes. It took years,” he said. “I spent hundreds of hours in the editing bay with the editor, trying to shape the story from the raw footage, discussing story ideas and then ultimately shooting a new scene at the next auto show.”
With shooting completed in 2009, the film had far more footage than they would ever need, thus the next challenge was to go over the hundreds of hours of footage. But after two years of work, most of Bray’s production team had lost interest and left the project leaving just Bray and his editor Bill Berry to work on the movie.
But the effort finally came together last year when “The Walkaround” was ultimately completed and is now being released.
Bray is known for his work in a variety of television series such as TNT’s “Perception,” as well as the shows “Big Time Rush,” “House of Lies,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Days of Our Lives,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and many others.
Bray is represented by the FRP Talent Agency in Los Angeles.
“The Walkaround” is produced by Jonathan Bray for Vineland Productions, with Steve Hauck, executive producer; David Avallone and Matt Miller, associate producers; Elizabeth Luttinger, composer; David Avallone and William Berry, editors. The cast includes Jonathan Bray, Todd Farr, Jason Jarchow, Wayne V. Johnson, Matt Miller, Kisha Palmer, Ricci Pier Reinbold, Jennifer G. Roberts, Peter Tocco, Olivia Tracey and Matthew Troyer.
Title: The Walkaround
Release date: May 1, 2015
Price: DVD $12.99
Studio: Vineland Productions
Running Time: 79 minutes
Format: 1.85:1 widescreen, DVD, NTSC, HD