Nov. 7, 2012
-- GreasePaint is a documentary film by Daniel Espeut that follows Joey Thurmond and his family as they travel around the country performing the art of American Circus and clowning. The movie resurrects the dying art of clowning demonstrated by Joey’s love for the craft and makes sure that people see the human side of the showlife. While the over-arching story focuses on Joey and his ability to balance the business and family life, the viewer also hears from circus performers, old and new, discussing the positive and negative connotations that people have of clowns and circus performers in general.
Having started the clowning full time, Joey Thurmond has put the family's life savings and police pension into his ultimate passion. He overhauls the new show completely with a new background, traveling set, and living quarters. The family starts the year not knowing whether they will have enough money to make it back home from the road with literally less than $100 between them. His wife, Jamie, manages a lot of the day to day affairs and keeps the peace in the family. Joey’s son, Tyler, weighs his options of staying with the business or pursuing his own dreams. Hernan Colonia, a late-comer to the show works on adjusting to his new surroundings and unfortunate immigration situation.
The movie is a glimpse into a year of traveling in the most significant and dynamic year in the business’ history while examining the clowning world as a whole. The audience sees the backstories of quite a few of the characters including Joey’s rise from professional wrestler, to police officer, to clown and circus owner. It is about the love of a family and how they manage to live and work together 24 hours a day while following their circus dreams. The World Premier is scheduled for December 21, 2012 at the Historic Dallas Theater in Dallas GA. The premier and red carpet access is completely FREE to everyone. "We wanted to have our friends and fans enjoy the night with us and do it free", said Joey Thurmond. An after show party and reception and copies of the movie's poster will be available for purchase. All of the stars will be available for meet & greet at the premier so be sure to bring your cameras for a fun filled star studded event in Dallas Georgia on December 21, 2012. For more information and to see the trailer to the upcoming movie visit www.GreasePaintFilm.com