jeff
Pearson
jeff@thebitplayers.net
Favorite films: Children of Men, Aliens, E.T. the Extraterrestrial
Favorite directors: Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Richard Linklater
Favorite actors: Dustin Hoffman, Michael Shannon, Cillian Murphy, Joaquin Phoenix, Cillian MurphyJennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams
Favorite quote: "I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!" - There Will Be Blood


Jeff Pearson was born in El Dorado, Arkansas but quickly relocated permanently to Georgia. His earliest memories of watching film come in the form of holidays spent at his grandparents' house in Florida, alternating between The Mighty Ducks and Homeward Bound VHS tapes all day and night. Those same days and nights were often interrupted with his grandmother showing him and his sister some of her old favorites, from Gone with the Wind to the Swiss Family Robinson, and most inexplicably Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (which he later recalls his grandmother electing to screen the night before going to the beach to feed seagulls, an activity that was thoroughly ruined thanks to the film).

It wasn't until high school that Jeff began to get serious about film, devouring modern classics and forcing them upon all of his friends; fellow Bit Player Brian recalls many occasions where Jeff sat down his group of friends to watch the Usual Suspects on the same "three-foot deep television" which they would spend all weekend playing Halo and the Ocarina of Time. Lately, Jeff has been going back to fill in gaps of his film education, tackling many of the classics that he had missed along the way in his life. Nowadays he most enjoys spending a weekend at home watching movies and television shows with his lovely fiancée, Jenna and their four cats, Sugar, Clementine, Domino, and Harley, huddled under blankets on the couch with popcorn and Buncha Crunch (a delicious combination). Each of those new experiences becomes a meaningful practice in becoming a more knowledgeable lover of film, and, to Jeff, the best part about watching a great film is seeing the way the events on the screen are reflected in real life.

Jeff has also written extensively about music with Paste Magazine, Blurt Magazine, and as the creator of Tactile Tracks.

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