Film Courage: What does having A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS [movie] reaching number 1 mean to you?
Brad Rushing, Cinematographer: That is an interesting question that I have actually wrestled with because it was absolutely unexpected and I really, really was in shock and I was gratified and I was grateful and I was so happy to be part of that special holiday season for people and I was so happy to hear how much they enjoyed it. I’ve had a lot of success in my life and I’ve always kind of had this illusion that that would be a turning point where I would have this big moment and…(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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