Director Levi A. Taylor (left) working on set with Bradford James Jackson (right)
Bradford James Jackson and Evan Silcox
It was surreal watching Bradford James Jackson masterfully bring my dad's character to life. We were shootingin our family cabin, set to so many similar scenes from my real life. Bradford was sitting in my dad's favorite chair, wearing his jacket and glasses and throwing cigarettes into his ashtray. Watching these young actors sit on the edge of their seat across from Bradford's powerful performance made me realize as an adult just how stigmatizing all those trips to the cabin with dad must have been for me at their age.