Film Courage: When is it time for an artist to get an agent?
Brad Rushing, Cinematographer: That answer is going to be different depending on whether you ask the artist or the agent. [Laughs.] Popular media has done a great disservice to creative people in the expectation they have created for what an agent does because there is this whole mythology that agents discover unknown people and turn them into stars and build their careers. In my experience that’s like a unicorn, maybe it happens? I don’t know those people. I’ve never had that…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Brad Rushing began working with Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizons film studio which afforded him some of his first feature film opportunities as Director of Photography where he learned valuable skills. After a number of years concentrating on indie feature films Brad began to shoot high end music videos photographing award-winning, iconic clips for artists like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Nelly and Eminem. Brad’s ground-breaking work on Moby’s “We Are All Made Of Stars” won an MTV Video Music Award “Moonman” for Best Cinematography in a Video, and many of the other music videos he shot have won awards such as VMAs, MVPAs and Grammys for Best Video. Brad also won a Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Video for the Alsou video “Always On My Mind.” Brad’s most recent work is the feature film “A California Christmas” which filmed in Petaluma, CA in July 2020, one of the first film productions to start under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols. The film debuted on a major streaming platform for the 2020 holiday season and was number one on Netflix for a week.
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