The premiere of Kevin Bacon's feature film "A Duck Walks In On A Couple Having Sex," followed by a riveting behind-the-scenes of the film, in which Kevin and the cast detail the painstaking, yet artistically rewarding, process. Also starring Lauren Cohan, Justin Long, Brian Huskey, and Kyra Sedgwick.
- April 11, 2018
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DIRECTOR: Kevin Bacon
WRITER: Dan Abramson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Kate Lilly
PRODUCER: Hans Sahni
TALENT ASSISTANT: Jacey Naccarella
UPM: Jack Bradley
1st AD: Justin Hogan
DP: Natasha Mullan
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Kyle Smith
HAIR & MAKEUP: Brenna Haukedahl
1st AC: Nathan Stern
2nd AC: Roxanne Stephens
GAFFER: Alex Gayner
KEY GRIPS: Dave Conti & Gabriel Kaczorowski
ELECTRICIAN: Vic Deruddere
GRIP: Rick Velazquez
ART DIRECTOR: Michelle Dokos
LEADMAN: Josh Wilmott
SET DRESSER: Kate Wright
COSTUME DESIGNER: Michelle Thompson
WARDROBE STYLIST: John Thompson
SOUND MIXER: Eugene Thompson
CATERING: B&G Catering
ANIMAL TRAINER: Michael Morris
ANIMAL TRAINER: Javier Aguilar
PA: Steven Taylor
PA: Chris Tcholakian
POST PRODUCER: Alex Parks
EDITOR: Salamo Manetti-Lax
GFX: Bryan Wieder
COLORIST: Arthurt To
RE-RECORDING SOUND MIXER: Justin Golden
April 11, 2018
- I can't believe we're doing this.
- He can never know.
(bed frame thumps)
- A hundred takes for one shot.
- So it wasn't as bad as Hollywood lore
has not made it out to be,
but there were delays.
- Look what's the point of shooting a film
and not making it perfect?
You know when I first read the script
I told my agent, I said,
"Audrey, you just gotta back off.
Just back off.
You gotta give me some time,
this is my first feature as "the director",
and if this thing fails, it's on KB."
- The original script was 140 pages long.
- It was a hundred and forty pages of (mutters).
- It was a tale of heartache, sin,
and ultimately redemption set against the
backdrop of the end of the civil war.
- There was this one scene though,
of a couple making love, and I though to myself,
if you add a duck to that scene
it will be a killer scene.
If you cut everything else,
you're gonna have a killer movie.
Everybody in this cast and in this entire production
is counting on me to make them look good.
No no no we use cameras to make movies, not robots.
- Oh this holds a camera.
- What's your name?
- That's a wrap on Jason.
- I'm very hands off.
So we're here, we're here, and then...
- So more close to him, really.
- Just like that?
Kevin wanted us to answer the question
who are these people who are
having sex that's interrupted by a duck?
- You're her.
- I'm her and you're me.
- You know more kind of like this.
- Oh, yeah, okay.
- I let the actors just figure it out for themselves.
I rarely make any kind of suggestions.
- You know I've never had that chance to say
not only "who am I," but to have a director
challenge me to say "who am I in relation to a duck?"
- I have sex in front of multiple ducks
multiple times, um,
- When we were shooting the titular scene, I gave
(laughs) Lauren a script with an alternate ending.
It's a little thing I got from Oliver Stone
and it made for this incredibly great reaction.
It was real and it was pure and...
- Yes (chuckles).
- I hand out robes to the crew.
It's just a thing I do.
I forgot what you did, but...
- Get over here and get on your mark right now.
Does somebody have a bread crumb?
Did you just shit on the floor?
This is a goose!
I'm the director!
- I've never worked with such an
unprofessional duck before.
It's just not going to work.
- Okay, I'm gonna take care of it.
- Well Kev reached out because there was a problem
with one of the actresses.
- Don't bullshit me, Bacon,
we both know this isn't working.
I don't know what you want me to do.
I can't save the scene for both of us.
- I really wanted to play the I-told-you-so card.
I mean I knew it was gonna be an issue.
Look, the secret to being married
this long is favors, you know.
Do domestic favors, financial favors,
sexual favors, even when you're like
no thank you.
(sighs) Point that thing somewhere else.
But he's my hubby.
- From what I understand, I don't think Kyra
really got it.
- What is Lauren still doing here?
I though I was playing Phoebe.
- I'm sorry I wasn't clear.
- Wasn't clear?
I gave up a film for this, okay?
What is this suit?
- It captures motion.
- Filmmaking is about capturing life
and the great auteurs know that.
Your Scorseses, your Coppolas, myself.
It's like God gave me this talent
for creating cinema.
And if I was to not use that talent,
that would be disrespectful to God.
And I don't ever believe in God.
God could be us, we could be God,
it could be a director, I could be God,
I mean to you think if you were talking
to God that God would say "I'm God"?
No, of course God wouldn't say that
because then you would act differently, right,
around God, and that wouldn't be real.
Filmmaking is real.
And those of us with the God-given talent
to make films know that it really
comes down to three things:
and a duck.
Most people only get one or two of those things.
But if you're lucky, you get all three.
- Hell yeah.
- [Interviewer] Just one more question:
- Well you know what they say.
If you want it done right.
Get Kevin Bacon to do it.