From- Jill Curtis
I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to say a few words about Marc Huestis and the impact he had on my late husband, Tony Curtis.
We initially met Marc when he hosted Tony for a screening at his Castro Theater. We all had so much fun and Tony really loved the retrospective Marc put together. So, naturally, when Tony was compiling all the footage of his favorite movies for a show he wanted to take on the road, we thought of Marc.
Over the course of several months, the clips would come in and I would sit with Tony as we watched them on my computer. Tony had a ball. The work Marc did - in digging up some of the impossible-to-find movies, editing them together and adding his special touches was deeply appreciated, most of all by Tony. Tony used this compilation during his “Affair With Tony Curtis”, essentially a Q and A wherein Tony was able to tell stories followed up by movie clips. The audiences LOVED it. And so did Tony. We all did.
Marc, thank you for making that possible.
From: Jenny Powers
March, 20 2006
My name is Jenny Powers and I am Debbie Reynolds tour manager and assistant.
Debbie went last summer and it was very successful and enjoyable.
It was held at the Castro Theatre. Marc had done two great video montages of Debbie’s films to present that evening.
I worked with Marc for several months ahead of the event and found him very professional and easy to work with. He was also very sensitive to DR’s needs and her time.
I hope you might consider Marc’s offer.
February 3, 2007
To Whom It may Concern:
I am very happy to be able to write a letter of reference for Marc Huestis. As a participant in his “To Kill a Mockingbird” event held November 19, 2006, I have seen firsthand Marc’s expertise in bringing this kind of event to the public.
Marc asked me, through our mutual friend Mimi Kennedy, if I would read from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” at an event honoring the classic film. Part of the proceeds would go to the ACLU. Since I am a huge fan of both the book and the movie, I was happy to be involved. However, I did not know Marc, so he sent me articles about some of the events he had put on in the past. I found the information intriguing, but since I am a professional film actress and director, I am always a little nervous going into a public event without knowing the people producing it.
The event was hugely successful and very professionally presented. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the evening’s host, writer Armistead Maupin, and with Mary Badham, star of the film. Ms. Badham’s insights and stories on the making of the movie gave a rich background to the period in which the movie was made and to the film itself. Marc Huestis brought together an evening that was informative, entertaining, and did honor to a beloved book and film. As a professional in the film industry, I felt proud to be part of the evening and grateful that an important film like “To Kill a Mockingbird” was receiving public attention. It was a reminder to all of us that great movies age well, that they remain a part of our public psyche, that their impact lives long after the movie is first released. And Marc Huestis was responsible for bringing that event to fruition. It was his “baby” in every way, and he produced it brilliantly.
Marc Huestis has the vision and expertise to create events that will move us and remind us of the power films have on us as a society.
The first time I used Marc’s editing services, I was pleasantly surprised and amazed. From the get go, Marcs first cut (!) for one of my high end productions was much more than I had anticipated or expected. I immediately knew I had made the right decision by hiring Marc, and I’ve been using him ever since.
Not only did Marc capture everything I told him I wanted, he edited the images together in a highly creative and cohesive manner. Since then, I would never think of hiring any one else but Marc to edit my videos.
Marc is a consummate professional, timely, very creative, fun to work with, and makes my event videos stand out above the others.