Hello Everyone!!! Welcome to the 26th episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast. We break down films that you love while enjoying an adult beverage. Our hosts are Laura Truman, Patrick G. Keenan, Carlisle “Squeaker” Hamrick, and my name is Kent Smith. Each episode, we discuss a new film with our mystery guests from all over the world. Our mystery guest makes up a lovely nickname to speak freely about their experiences as directors, writers, DP’s, Producers, and film experts.
In this episode, we will discuss the 1967 American prison Drama film, Cool Hand Luke. This classic film stars Paul Newman and features an Oscar-winning performance from George Kennedy. As the years have passed, Cool Hand Luke has held up to the time, and even seems more realistic in today’s current environment.
Kent Smith is an award-winning photographer and award-winning director based out of Charlotte, N.C. His career started with sports. Since then he has added diversity to his award-winning resume; photographing musicians, dancers, models, celebrities and then onto national advertising. He has shot the likes of Obama and Bono; been from Belize to the Bahamas; photographed banks and bulls bust mostly, he has captured that genuine human spirit that is often overlooked by the ordinary.
He has also added feature films to his resume. He completed his first feature film as a creator, co-writer, producer, and it was awarded, Best Director on the film at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis. He is currently working on directing national and international commercials for some major clients.