Gary Wood (filmmaker)

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Gary Wood is an independent filmmaker from Indianapolis, Indiana. He started screenwriting during his six-year service in the U.S. Navy.[1] "Long days aboard the U.S.S. Nassau gave him time to hone his writing," and "once out of the Navy, he kept on writing, whenever possible, while working in a variety of businesses."[1]

In 2001 he wrote a script for Saving Star Wars, "which became a cult movie hit about two Star Wars fans who accidentally kidnap George Lucas."[1] Wood also penned the film Open Mic'Rs,[1] a mockumentary that includes improvisation by stand-up comedians made in Indianapolis.[2]

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Open Mic'rs[edit]

The movie was filmed in Indiana in 2005. Gary Wood (filmmaker) was the producer and director. Actors in the movie include Rupert Boneham, Cindy Morgan, David Prowse and Landon Lueck.

Open Mic'rs premiered at the IMAX Theater in Indianapolis in 2006.[3] Open Mic'rs is a mockumentary that includes improvisations of comedians. The feature was made in Indianapolis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Mark Bennet Filmmaker exploring long-lost connection between Steve Martin, Terre Haute February 06, 2008 The Tribune-Star
  2. ^ a b c FRANK GABRENYA Documentary tracks Afghans building new lives August 10, 2006 Columbus Dispatch
  3. ^ "Wood first dabbled in screenwriting during a six-year stint in the Navy. Long days aboard the U.S.S. Nassau gave him time to hone his writing. Once out of the Navy, he kept on writing, whenever possible, while working in a variety of businesses. In 2001, he wrote a script for "Saving Star Wars," which became a cult movie hit about two "Star Wars" fans who accidentally kidnap George Lucas. Later, Wood penned another film "Open Mic'Rs."" Mark Bennet Filmmaker exploring long-lost connection between Steve Martin, Terre Haute February 06, 2008 The Tribune-Star