I feel incredibly lucky to have so many interesting and creative people that I work for and with. Cool Cat Custom(er) is a new column to highlight the kickass custom orders that I get to work on for these cool cats. First up... Tyler Jensen!
Tyler is a film guy. He is the writer/director/cinematographer of Typical Films, but if you saw him in action, you would know that he is more than those words convey. In reality he is a tornado of creativity, an inspiring idea man, a wrangler of extras and props, and a choreographer of gore.
I had the pleasure of sleeping on this man's couch for a week while visiting New York, and we got to talking...
Black Spoke: What is your passion?
Tyler Jensen: Film - always and forever
What is your side job?
My day job consists of editing short documentary and commercial projects for Dress Code in the Lower East Side. On the side I direct/shoot/edit my own short narrative films, documentaries, music videos and party visuals.
What’s the most exciting project that you are working on right now?
I am working on a feature length documentary about Mark Patton. He starred in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 and then quit acting after being out-ed in Hollywood in 1985. "Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street" is currently raising money via Kickstarter to finish the film by next year. For more info check, go HERE!
What are the top 5 songs on your current playlist?
Oh god, the terror of sharing your guilty pleasures… My summer jams this year included:
1. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Run Away With Me"/"Gimmie Love"
2. Jamie XX- "Loud Places"
3. Fern Kinney - "Love me Tonight"
4. Shamir - "Hot Mess"
5. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - "Tell you (Today)"
Who is your style icon?
What do you ride?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
A movie theater or a Halloween store
Who do you love online (bloggers, instagram, etc.)?
I stay up to date and blissfully ignorant by only reading: Vulture - Gothamist - Bloody-Disgusting - Dlisted - AVclub - and No Film School. On Instagram, I follow: @thesimpsonstattoo and @imamysedaris.
What do you use your Black Spoke Leather Co. piece for?
I use my Bondage Braces on movie shoots (when I need to sex up a costume) or when I go out and wanna turn some heads!