The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)


Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Filmed in 2007 in New Orleans, LA. Glory Motorworks provided The 1929 Indian and the 1956 Triumph that were ridden by Brad Pitt. Justin Kell and Paul Greenstein worked the set as Motorcycle Techs, with Justin Kell riding camera tests on both bikes. This was our first major feature film, and was a truly great experience. We had to prepare both bikes for the rigors of daily shooting as well as having to train the main actor to ride both machines. Brad Pitt is a good rider, and adapted to the Indian remarkably quick. The New Orleans weather did not cooperate while filming, and most motorcycle shots were done in between rainstorms. The city of New Orleans was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, so it was a challenging environment to shoot in. Watching a director like David Fincher work was really eye opening on how to shoot art for the sake of commerce. The film was visually beautiful, and the cast was stellar. Working on this film was not only educational, but a good learning curve on preparing vintage machines for multiple take shooting.