Dwight Turner on the set of Gradation.
Dwight Turner on the set of Gradation.

The joy of acting

I love being an actor. Acting, to me, feels like eating a delicious meal complete with all the desert you want. Some projects are more fun than others. Playing Alexander Sly in Gradation has been one of the very fun experiences. The director, Mike Breyer, and producers, Paul Hamel and Lynne Newton, have been a joy to work with. I enjoy working with directors who allow me to be free and play with the character. Mike basically gave me carte blanche to explore my character. I never felt tied to the script. He would pull me back when necessary, but most of the time he let me fly.

Dwight Turner as Alexander Sly in Gradation
Dwight Turner as Alexander Sly in Gradation

Nice digs

Staying at a nice Palm Springs villa while filming added to the fun. The villa had a great pool with waterfall jacuzzi. There is something incredibly relaxing about sitting in a jacuzzi and looking up at the clear, desert, night sky. The stars seem to sparkle all the brighter. Crafty was awesome. Let’s just says I would have added to my waistline if I had stayed there for more than a week.

Gradation Digs
Gradation Digs

It’s all in the editing

The film is in post. I look forward to seeing a final cut. You may have heard the saying, “It is all in the editing.” Stay tuned! In the meantime you can catch the latest Gradation news on the Official Site. #filming #actorslife #palmsprings #featurefilm #dramedy #dwightturner

Dwight Turner and Mike Breyer filming a scene for Gradation
Dwight Turner and Mike Breyer filming a scene for Gradation

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