Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

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20 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine youngest person in the scene," Ramsey said. In the original 1985 film "Back to the Fu- ture," Ramsey can be spotted — briefly — as Michael J. Fox plays Chuck Berry's "Johnny Be Good" in the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance scene. "I'm the girl in the blue dress who twists under and comes out between the legs (of her partner)," she said. "at's me." ey wound up in North Carolina to be near Boz's parents, in New Bern, and have been busy ever since. "It's my passion to teach," she said. "We've been running a weekly dance since we got here." e couple has two sons, Gavin, 14, and Ryan, 17, both North Carolina-born, though there's something Hollywood about young Ryan. He's a swing dance champion, following in the footsteps of his mother, who in 2007 was inducted into the Swing Dance Hall of Fame, and is pursuing an acting career. His credits include roles in HBO's "Vice Princi- pals," the "Sleepy Hollow" TV series, and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series "Revolution." "He's very good at getting sick or dying," his dad, Wesley, said of the roles now landed by a native North Carolinian. One of the particularly new arrivals is Eric Roth, who landed in Raleigh barely two years ago, fresh from a cross-country drive with his wife, daughters, a newborn, and the family dog. And, he brought a piece of Hol- lywood with him, actually quite a few pieces. It's memorabilia from the 44-year-old visual effects veteran's blockbuster films "Star Wars: Episode II," "e Mummy Re- turns," and "Men in Black II" — projects he worked on in California with another new transplant, Will Clay, whose Hollywood credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean." Together, the film and gaming industry operatives opened Dailypint Studios, a spe- cial effects and motion capture operation, in Raleigh. "ere's a lot of game developers in this area," Roth said. Plus, they have Califor- nia and New York clients. "Most of the jobs don't require you to be in a special location," he said. But they didn't stop there. e self-de- scribed "home-brewers" in March opened a taproom, also called Dailypint, decorated with items from their Hollywood special- effects careers. "Just for fun," Roth said. "But it's also great for story-telling … and they (the cus- tomers) share their stories. 'Oh,' they say, 'e Hulk' is my favorite." "Oh, mine is "'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'" "We spent our first 20 years in entertain- ment," said Will, originally a Durham na- tive, "and want to spend our next 20 or more in beer." As for Parolini – a screenwriter-turned- budding novelist who does corporate vid- eos -- and Schacht, a project specialist at Research Triangle Park, they too have had cinematic moments. In 1985, he directed, and Schacht starred in, a campy low-budget horror flick called "Igor and the Lunatics." "It was meant to be like "Friday the 13th," she said. "At the time, those movies were making lots of money. … It was awful, so awful." He has produced other films and docu- mentaries but now is focused on writing a novel. "Still chasing the dream," said Paro- lini, noting he's in the market for an agent. "I've written way too many screenplays." He plays piano professionally as well and at home can be found sitting at his sleek black Yamaha upright, stroking the ivories for "Dream a Little Dream of Me," recorded by e Mamas and the Pappas back in the 1960s. As for all those cross-country road trips west that so many of the California-bound have experienced, the now Wake Forest pair did one in reverse. ey rented a big Ford Expedition, loaded up their California-born kin (Ben, the Ger- man Shepard; and the tabbies, Pumpkin and Cecil), and headed to the land of sunrises. "It was the best experience. I would do it again," Schacht said. "It was a great way to transition out of California. … It gave us time to cry, and we did." COURTESY OF DAILYPINT Will Clay and Eric Roth, Hollywood visual-effects veterans, inside their newly opened Raleigh taproom Dailypint, whose walls are lined with original memorabilia from their work on such blockbuster films as "Star Wars: Episode II," "The Mummy Returns," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

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