In the fifth episode of The Credits, Kalena gets to know DGA 2nd Assistant Director John Bonaccorse. The two discuss his introduction into the business as a production assistant and how his skills, combined with his knack for planning and organizing people, has afforded him over 15 years of credits on some of Ya'llywood's most popular productions like The Walking Dead and Stranger Things.
Recorded at his home in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, GA, John explains how an Assistant Director is NOT the assistant to the director. He breaks down the unique tasks of his position and shares his wisdom on what it takes to succeed in an ever-changing industry.
Listen as John details how he whimsically uses his self-proclaimed sci-fi nerd status to his advantage on set and at his toy shop, Rhen's Nest, that he co-owns with his wife Christina.