Accidental Bear?s Mike Enders, had the opportunity to chat with with decorated production designer?Todd Fjelsted, the meat and potatoes behind ?Looking.??Fjelsted?gives us?a first look at the ?birth,? brainstorm, and a few blueprints from the beginning stages of ?Looking? which has shaped the show into what it is today, a true living and breathing portrayal ?of a genuine San Francisco experience.?Fjelsted?s?career began in the 90?s in fine art, where his critically-lauded gallery works included painting, sculpture, installation, and photography. He soon segued into art direction for theater and commercial photography ? and in 2002, wrote and directed the award-winning animated short?The Firefly Man?which screened at Telluride and sold to The Sundance Channel. Fjelsted has since designed over a dozen features, as well as numerous commercials, music videos, and short films. His international print designs include album packaging, movie posters, and hit tv series such as?LOST,?Parenthood,?Desperate Housewives, and?Law?&?Order.??toddfjelsted.com
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HBO’s new series, Looking, starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett premieres January 19th, 2014.
‘Looking’ offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living — and loving — in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agust?n (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group’s oldest member — longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39 — is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled.
The trio’s stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices — and rights — for gay men. Also important to the ?Looking’ mix is the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group’s lives. Rounding out the ?Looking’ world are a bevy of dynamic gay men including Kevin (Russell Tovey), Lynn (Scott Bakula), and Richie (Raul Castillo), as well as a wide-range of supporting characters like Dom’s roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agust?n’s boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick’s co-worker Owen (Andrew Law).
Looking Season 1: Trailer #2 (HBO)
Looking Season 1: Invitation to the Set (HBO)
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