“Our opinions and critiques of the things we experience are rarely more important than the people responsible for those experiences. So rather than give my opinion of a new movie Devil’s Five, directed by my good friend Terry Wickham, I will review Terry himself.
As always, I continue to be impressed by his determination and fortitude. Having been privy to a lot of the behind-the-scenes “challenges”, there were many occasions that I believe another director would have thrown his hands in the air and bailed out.
These hurdles only seem to fuel him to persevere. Lack of funds, entitled actors, reshoots in inclement weather, and a host of people making promises to donate time that never came to fruition were just some of the barriers he experienced.
He devoted much time, energy, and personal resources to see this “baby” come into the world. That level of determination, that internal belief that there will be a good outcome in the end, is a rare trait to find in people of late. In a world of instant gratification, and the position of “the path of least resistance”, Terry has set himself apart from the pack and forged his own way.
He has an old world work ethic that includes knowing that anything worth doing right requires its due time, and anything worth doing well requires hyperfocus. Terry puts the love of his craft ahead of the dollars or accolades. His exuberance is contagious and one cannot help but look at every movie through a directors eye and really understand its so much more than images on a screen.
I feel fortunate that Terry is my go-to movie partner and I’m a better, more educated and excited moviegoer than ever before. As a director, he compels you to pitch in and be a part of his journey because it just seems like a ride worth taking.” – Frank Fuina