"Mac & Paul" was made in support of Paul Rudd and his amazing contribution with Big Slick KC to support Childhood Cancer research at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
This video was created as an homage to the 30-second clip from the movie, "Mac & Me" that Paul Rudd has brought with him every time he has appeared on "Conan." For those of you unfamiliar with this reoccurring prank Paul Rudd has done on Conan, here is a montage of it over the years.
The Cast & Crew
Reese plays Ant-Man riding his trusty ant, Ant-onio Banderas. He is a childhood cancer survivor since before he was one year old, resulting in him being in a wheelchair. The ant wheelchair costume was designed and created by Reese and his father in their non-profit organization, Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes.
Brooke plays Captain Marvel. Brooke is also a childhood cancer survivor and was so excited about joining the project. Even though her role was brief, we shot many additional scenes with the hope of doing a “director’s cut” of the clip extending the scene having Captain Marvel fly down and save Ant-Man from the waters below. Thank you to Braden's Hope for helping to coordinate Brooke's inclusion in the video shoot.
Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes
29 Pixel Studios
Buster Props - Kansas City based prop shop consisting of two artists, Ryan Couture (Born and raised in KC!) and Jonathan Czerwinski. Buster Props created the alien mask, assisted on the shoot, and loved being a part of such a creative and unique production!
Behind the Scenes
While shooting this clip, it was about 90 degrees in September, in the shade. We were doing our best to stay cool and keep this entire production under wraps, . . . literally. We couldn't tell anyone we were working on it, and I think this was hardest for our two stars who wanted to tell all of their friends. It was so fun working with everyone.
Some behind the scenes videos of trying to film a runaway ant that is racing down a hill.
Brooke's unused "flying" scene with the green screen and leaf blower. She takes direction from the director like a champ!
Fun with a Go Pro camera attached to the Ant-onio Banderas costume.
Reese and Paul met at Big Slick supporting childhood cancer for Children's Mercy Hospital when Reese threw out the first pitch at a Royal's baseball game to Paul and they have reconnected each year at the same event. This video was a thank you to Paul for all of his support and continued friendship.