Palm Beach County is fortunate to have a showbiz pioneer in our backyard! Burt Reynolds, an international icon and Hollywood leading man for six decades, has been known for his legendary performances, incredible celebrity friendships, sex-symbol status, and that famous mustache. His latest news includes the November 17th release of But Enough About Me: A Memoir along with the audio book recorded by Reynolds. In addition, an intimate documentary is in production about his life and his Hollywood career.
The feature length documentary BURT! is produced by award winning local filmmakers Suzanne Niedland and Aaron Wells. “We intend to show Burt Reynolds the man, not just the iconic actor with whom people identify as the characters he has played,” said Niedland. Wells adds, “Burt is a master storyteller who’s own story needs to be told, and we’re thrilled to be sharing a glimpse into Burt’s world.” Among the archival footage used, the film includes segments from his one-man shows. Niedland and Wells have been traveling with Reynolds and filming at his home.
Aaron Wells, Burt Reynolds & Suzanne Niedland
Reynolds said, "Suzanne and Aaron are good friends and I’m used to being around them, which makes the whole process very comfortable for me.” The filmmakers invited Student Showcase of Films Burt Reynolds Scholarship Recipient and FTC intern Raymond Knudsen to fulfill his internship credits on the film. Knudsen was able to help as a Production Assistant and said, "It was a true blessing to be a part of the process.” BURT! is on track to be released next year. For more info visit burtmovie.com.
Raymond Knudsen & Burt Reynolds