I’m not a big fan of documentaries in general.
I like action movies, and superhero action type of stuff, instead of educational material. That said, an old friend of mine from high school told me he started making a documentary, and asked if I wanted to help him with it. I thought he was kidding, because I don’t know anything about making movies. Bob was adamant, though, because he wanted all the crew members to be locals from Orland Park. This was going to be a documentary about the most famous person to ever come out of Orland Park, so he wanted the production to be “locals only.” First of all, if you don’t know who Buddy Guy is, he is one of the best bluesmen to ever take the stage, and he is an Orland Park original! A lot of people think Buddy is from Chicago, because the Windy City is so close to us, but that isn’t true at all, he’s Orland Park through and through! I was able to locate a lot of Orland Park locals who remembered Buddy from the old days, so I think our production is on the right track! Since we already have those interviews, plus footage of Orland Park itself, all we need to get is some live performance footage of Buddy, and hopefully a few interviews with the blues legend himself. I am still working on a title, but for now I’m pitching the project as “Buddy Guy: The Pride of Orland Park” to hopefully recruit a few local financial backers.