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Meet the Crew: Scott Robertson – 1st Assistant Director

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Aloha 1st AD Scott Robertson surveys the scene from a unique vantage point. Picture courtesy of Andy Fischer. © 2015 The Uncool.

Scott Robertson has been working in the film industry for more than 25 years. He’s worked on a great mix of comedies (Superbad, I Love You Man, Eastbound & Down) and dramas (Moneyball, Foxcatcher, Zero Dark Thirty). In addition to Aloha, Scott’s work will also be seen in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant starring Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio.

You’ve had a long film career dating back to 1991. Tell us how you broke into the business?

I was working in a record/video store called Music Plus in Hollywood. This was 1989 and I was 20 years old. Back then directors/producers and assistants would come in and rent movies so that they could reference other films while shooting or editing their own movies. Well before YouTube. Anyway, one of my usual customers came in and asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Asked me if I would be willing to work long hours with no pay. I jumped at the chance. I was given an 8:00am call time the next day at 20th Century Fox. The job was a movie called The Abyss and I was hired to be a film runner. Eventually I found myself working as Jim Cameron’s second assistant. That’s a whole other story.

How do you see the role of a 1st AD on the film set?

To support the director and the film. Every director and movie is different. I find myself taking on whatever role best fits both.

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Sep 3, 2015

Recap: IMDB Twitter Chat

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Here’s a recap of yesterday’s Twitter chat that Cameron did with IMDB. I’ve reformatted it to make it easier to read (one paragraph answers, no hashtags, etc.).

For some reason romantic comedies seem to be a lost genre. What makes Aloha unique?

Only a matter of time until some reinvents the genre and makes it fresh again. It always begins with the characters, and the twists that make it real and unique. A great romantic comedy always has aches, along with the laughs. “Silver Linings Playbook” was a great romantic comedy. The new movie “The Overnight” is excellent, as was “Skeleton Twins.” “Aloha” has a lot of elements, one being romantic comedy in the style of the movie “Ninotchka,” that was a favorite of Emma Stone’s too. 

How did you choose the cast?

Everything began with the great Emma Stone then we built from there. Emma was the catalyst. Bradley next. Then Rachel became available.   Krasinski, McBride, Bill Murray. One by one, a dream cast developed. Always such a thrill to have Alec Baldwin with us too. We had a great time on “Elizabethtown.”

Aloha looks like a collision of the past & the future for Bradley’s character. Is that accurate?

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May 15, 2015

Daily Aloha: McBride and Baldwin on the Wheels of Steel

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Today’s daily Aloha features the musical stylings of Colonel “Fingers” Lacy (Danny McBride) and General Dixon (Alec Baldwin) at an officer’s Holiday party. While Aloha takes place around the Holidays, we are very happy that you will be seeing it in late May.

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May 8, 2015

Aloha Poster

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Today marks the arrival of the Aloha poster. Cameron’s latest will be out on May 29th in North America and we will be sharing much more in the coming weeks.

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Apr 20, 2015

Aloha Trailer

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It’s finally here, the first trailer for the (newly titled) Aloha, which hits theaters in North America on May 29th. Stay tuned as we will have lots to share in the coming months.

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Feb 11, 2015

Untitled Hawaii – Roll Cameras…

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The Untitled Hawaii project is officially underway. As you can see above, the production began filming on September 26th with Eric Gautier (Motorcycle Diaries, Into the Wild) as Cinematographer. Stay tuned as we begin to share images and much more from the set very soon. Mahalo!

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Oct 6, 2013

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black