About A. Gerard Sellers
One of the more overlooked jobs in film production is that of a location scout. As outsiders looking in, we tend to forget the amount of effort that goes into matching locations to the director’s visions and then actually securing those locations for use. Location scouts are often the first to hear about new projects.
One such location scout/manager, Gerard Sellers, is a seasoned veteran with over 27 years in the industry. To give a taste of Sellers’ extensive resume, he has scouted and managed major titles including Twelve Years’ A Slave, Texas Killing Fields, The Skeleton Key, A Little Bit of Heaven, Monsters Ball and many others.
“When you’ve been doing this long enough you learn to tell a story with your photography. I often use my photography to convince producers and directors to come to Louisiana,” says Sellers, describing the artistic aspect of the field.