Drewprops is an Atlanta-based writer/designer/propguy who enjoys writing about himself in the third person, so much so that it’s recommended that you stop reading NOW. Those who know Drew would say that he has far too much time on his hands and that he is easily distracted by bright lights, bouncy boobs, the theme from Mario Brothers or a mesmerizing combination of all three.
In 1988, while an undergraduate in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, Drew won the Grand Prize in a writing competition and, with his Dad, was flown to London to be an extra in the film “Batman” directed by Tim Burton. By his graduation year he was dividing time between classes and the set of “Robocop 3” where he was an intern with the prop department, a department in which he would remain for the next decade, working on more than 20 feature film and television projects before stepping into set design and art direction. Over the years Drew has dropped Kevin Costner (“The War“), bounced a grenade off Daniel Baldwin’s forehead (“Lawless”, a failed pilot episode), been scolded by Denzel Washington (“Remember the Titans“), been leapfrogged by Dennis Franz (“Caught in the Crossfire“) and caught a cottage made entirely of cheese while crouched inches away from a bikini-clad Nikki Cox (“Run Ronnie Run“).
Since the mid-90′s Drew has been known to Atlanta film crews as the writer of an underground set newsletter called ‘The LowTide’ and more recently as the creator of a new Atlanta tradition called ‘PiratePalooza’, a pirate-themed pub-crawl. In 2003 Drew designed a concept license plate aimed at promoting the motion picture industry in Georgia, turning it into the Film-GA License Plate Campaign to raise public awareness toward having the plate added to the state’s list of specialty license tags.
In 2004 Drew was selected as a finalist in the Southeastern Media Award for his first screenplay, encouraging him to continue development on other scripts he had on the drawing board. Since 1995, between film projects, Drew worked for Atlanta’s architecture/development legend George Heery and his daughter Laura Heery. In 2004 he accepted a full time position with Brookwood Group though he maintains an active relationship with the local motion picture industry community and plans to shoot his first short film in 2006.
In 2005, with the help of his friends Geoffrey and Fiona Brown, Drew founded a pirate-themed pubcrawl through Decatur, a few miles east of Atlanta. The event, known as PiratePalooza™, occurs every mid-September and has become a tradition among local Atlanta area pirates, with attendance in the hundreds, far unlike this self-indulgent blog.