prattprattpratt Draft: Award Show Acceptance speech for #TheTomorrowWar “Thank you so much. I can’t believe I won! Wow, this statue IS really heavy. (Pause for laughter) I’m SO SURPRISED to be up here on this stage. I DIDN’T EVEN PREPARE A SPEECH. (Pause for dramatic effect.. look out at crowd.. imagine something smells bad, flare nostrils slightly to make crying face) I’m such a massive fan of everyone who was nominated... When we set off on the amazing journey to make our little film I had no idea it would be a clean sweep at every awards show. I’m so humbled. (Act humbled) I want to thank my wife. My family. Jesus. To my dear acting teacher Hans, we did it! YOU did it!! To my sleep deprivation trainer Bilbo, I’m sorry I got so mad at you. I was tired. And when my character gets tired he slaps people. I’m sorry. Let’s be us again. And now, I’ll use the rest of my time on this stage to finally address the growing problem of... (music starts to play) oh. Wait.. guys cmon! There’s a big problem we need to address and my breathtaking portrayal of Dan Forester, a former Army Ranger turned high school teacher turned time traveling alien ass kicker has put me in just the position to actually make a HUGE impact and definitely potentially reverse course and actually save the planet but this time FOR REAL! (Music swells) Oh well.. They’re playing me off. Shoot. Next year, if there even is one. (Pause for laughter) Throw statue into crowd. Watch them all fight for it. Laugh evil laugh. (Note: call Hans to work on evil laugh) shoot finger guns at crowd. Wink. Double back flip off stage. High five Scorsese. Out.
prattprattpratt Just wait until you see what’s coming… @TheTomorrowWar arrives July 2 @AmazonPrimeVideo My first Executive Producer credit on a feature film!! Boy we busted our asses on this movie and I guarantee you have never seen anything like it. It’s so original, scary, moving, funny and visually stunning. AND you can let you kids watch it. (PG-13) Get ready for a new favorite movie. There’s a reason Amazon paid a butt load of money to buy this film. The reason is... Jeff Bezos loves aliens. And also, it’s the best movie you’ll see this year. I promise you. Humbly, this is the one.
prattprattpratt#TheTomorrowWar officially being released on Amazon, July 2nd. I’m so proud of this film!! My baby is all grown up!! This was the first feature film I ever executive produced. And honestly, it’s just so fantastic. I honestly can’t believe how good it is (humbly-we crushed it). It’s emotional, action packed, funny, scary, moves well and leaves you floored! It’s just really, really good! It’s testing through the roof!!! For real. You can’t fake that stuff. Every day people watched this movie and gave it an A+!! This movie honestly has it all. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself July 2nd. Thanks Amazon for being an amazing partner. Gonna blow you away with this one!!!
prattprattpratt “We do everything in our power to proclaim our good intentions, our nobility of purpose, our loftiness of soul... and all because we think we’re too good for the rest of the world. We can’t be bothered with the sordid details of human motivation. We stubbornly, sublimely refuse to see man as he is. We are so damn certain about how he “ought” to be... We know what man is, all right, but we insist on overlying that knowledge with a mass of sticky sentimentality... we know, but we avert our eyes. It’s so much more fun to prate of a man as a noble creature, a semidivine being bursting with goodness and mercy and all kinds of generous thoughts. It takes our minds off of ourselves. Well, he isn’t a noble creature, as well we know by now. He’s a remarkably clever animal whose talents have outstripped his powers of reason. His deepest instincts seem to be greed and vanity and self interest.”
-Colonel Caldwell excerpt:
“Once An Eagle” by Anton Myrer
Our world balances between light and dark. And though it feels precarious, it was created that way. We are called, each of us, to be of some service- to be light. Few answer the call. And fewer yet to the degree of the Warfare Special Operator. It has been my great honor to work alongside the men in this photo. Many of whom are actual Navy Seals. As far as men go, it is my opinion there are none equal to the SEAL. I’m trying my hardest to portray James Reece in a believable way. With enough smoke and mirrors and technical advice from the men who’ve lived it, we’ll fake it just enough to tell the incredible story.
prattprattpratt Some people might not know this, but I spent a good chunk of my childhood living in Alaska. My dad worked in the gold mines in Kenai. Our babysitter Rose was Native Alaskan and her three sons were my best friends. My family eventually loaded up our car and took the AlCan south, to Lake Stevens, Washington where I finished school. When finding out I’d come from Alaska people asked me if I used to live in an igloo and have sled dogs. To which I would answer, “Yes. Yes I did.” Like Johnny Cash said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Speaking of great stories!!! (Killer segway Chris) I’m proud to have Executive Produced this amazing documentary Alaskan Nets which is premiering at the Santa Barbara FilmFestival! Like the basketball players in our doc I know what it’s like to live in a small town defined by high school sports and supported by local blue collar industry. I didn’t play basketball. I was a wrestler and football player. Lake Stevens has a string of state championships and I know first hand the pressures that come with carrying that legacy into a season. This wonderful doc examines how small town expectations can like the weight of the whole world on a young man’s shoulders. I know the power a team has to unite a community, to lift a kid up, allow him or her to be part of something bigger than themselves, to build character. I’m so proud of our documentary Alaskan Nets. It is a story of hope. One which shines a light on an extraordinary group of kids, and illuminates a corner of the world that otherwise might not be seen. I’m excited to present Metlakatla to the rest of the world. If we look around we realize we’re going through a dark period and I believe people need stories like these--stories that don’t shy away from the hardships we all face every day, that ultimately uplift and inspire us to persevere, and never lose hope.
prattprattpratt Yesterday we began principal photography on “The Terminal List” Based in the best selling Jack Carr novel, and coming soon to Amazon. Antoine Fuqua is absolutely killing it!! (We last worked together on Magnificent 7.) This is the first of many projects coming through my producing entity, Indivisible Productions. I look around and see the trailers, the trucks, the cast and crew, hundreds of masked and shielded Angelenos getting back to work, adhering strictly to our covid protocols, and I look at the mountain of work ahead of us and my heart just swells. It’s hard to believe. 20 years ago I was a dude with a dream living in a van. I moved to LA with one sweater, two pairs of shorts and some rollerblades in a duffel bag. So... needless to say, this town has been good to me. I’m grateful. Hollywood gets a bad wrap. We have our share of weirdos and no shortage of whackos. But it makes room for talent, hard work and a willingness to never be stop learning. I’m still hungry, eager to grow and determined to surprise you. Take my word for it, James Reece is a one rowdy mother f——er. Get ready!
prattprattpratt For every human need met by an act of humble service, we stitch an invisible thread into the tattered fabric of our American society. Nothing feels better. I promise you. We can emerge from this dark season more connected than before. Be cautious with that which you share. Are you sewing or tearing?