Interview: Brad Notman
Nov 2011 15

What is your name?
My Drivers License says it’s Bradley Alan Notman

How old are you and why?
According to previously mentioned Drivers License, and other nomenclature, I was born on January 20, 1962. So, if my abacus skills are correct, thats (clink clink clink…. clink) 49 years old. I am as old as the Space Needle.

What got you started in film work?
Project London got me started!

What are you working on in the movie?
I’ve done a little foley, some ambiance sounds, some exosuit foot stomping

What are your favorite movies?
There are so many so instead of singling out, I’ll generalize…. I like quirky comedy (think Monty Python), I like cerebral sci-fi (anyone seen Primer?), any good animated movie with witty, funny voice personalities (Disney, Pixar), Stephen King type story lines, and slews of the classics from all genres (think Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Outlaw Jose Wales, Ten Commandments, etc, etc, ect……)

What would your mom say about Project London, the movie?
You’d have to know my Mom to fully appreciate this but she’d say something like, “that’s a very nice movie dear, don’t hurt yourself”

What super power would you choose and why?
The Potential wouldn’t be bad…. then I could change the channel on the TV when I loose the remote in the couch. Oh, and I could destroy planets….

What super power do you actually have?
I’m extremely gifted at loosing the TV remote in the couch.

What are your favorite bands and/or albums?
I like all sorts of Classic Rock, leaning on the harder stuff (Led Zep, Black Sabbath, old Van Halen, Bad Co., – think “Dazed and Confused” soundtrack. Also I REALLY like bands like Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Rush , Yes, – progressive/art rock. Anyone heard of Spock’s Beard (check the song, Gibberish)?

If there were tigers roaming the streets and you had to defend yourself, what weapon would you choose?
Like Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters, I’d have to go with “an unlicensed Positron Collider strapped to my back” (by the way, I liked Ghostbusters too)

What would you like to tell us about yourself that we didn’t ask?
I try to live life by the sage words of George Carlin in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure: “Be excellent to each other, and….. party on dudes!”

What question are you glad we didn’t ask?
Don’t ask me why I think blowing up planets would be cool.

2 Comments

  1. Tim Callahan says:

    Are you the Brad Notman that used to work at Paine Corp in Seattle In the mid 80′s? If you are that Brad Notman, let’s touch bases and try to catch up. I’m interested in the London Project and would love to hear about your involvement with it.

    • Brad Notman says:

      Hi Tim,
      Ya it’s me, Randy’s brother. Sorry I just got told of this comment by Phil McCoy, the exec. producer. Project London has been out for a bit, I did some foley work (replacing footsteps, other movement sounds), some robot stomping sounds for the fight scenes, and some various “servo” sounding elements. It was a blast. If this reply doesn’t show my email, its; bnotman1962@gmail.com

      Good to hear from you, hope all is well with you!

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