What People Are Saying – References for Bob Degus
“The thing I like most about Bob is his ability to take the sometimes-abstract concepts of movie making and translate them in a way that is easy for people to understand. Because he thoroughly understands the entire filmmaking process from beginning to end and back again; he has a great ability to foresee issues and suggest alternative paths before they ever become problems. His ideas and solutions most often come from uniting creative, finance and production into a comprehensive whole where everyone wins.” ~ Bonnie Curtis, Producer ~ SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, MINORITY REPORT
“I had nothing short of a phenomenal experience working with Bob Degus on the schedule and budget for my independent film. The script had a few unique challenges, schedule-wise, and I felt that he understood the script and what it need to be on a profound level… in fact, his notes on the schedule prompted a rewrite of the screenplay that made it sharper and clearer. He found ways to save money and shorten the schedule to make the film make-able while always preserving its creative integrity, and he was supportive and encouraging while being honest about the potential challenges and limitations of low-budget filmmaking. Ultimately, I felt that Bob was a creative partner who worked hard to make the budget and schedule what they needed to be for the best possible film.” ~ Michelle Steffes – Independent Director and AMPAS member.
“As the writer and director of One Day, Bob translated my show [from the stage to screen] with such respect and sensitivity for the work that the final outcome is nothing short of masterful. He captured the spirit and energy of the piece with a precision and an intuitive grace, securing moments that only one with a realized eye such as his could ever discover. Working side by side with him in the editing room was a gift. He is a true collaborator – bringing to the table an expertise that borders on brilliance, and a level of instinct that is not only “spot-on”, but truly inspiring, as well.” Michael Sottile – Writer/Director of the musical One Day.
“In my nearly 30 years of making motion pictures I have run across and worked with all kinds of other producers. Having produced alongside Bob Degus, I can safely say that he possesses the broadest spectrum of film knowledge of any producer I have worked with. His hands on knowledge of physical aspects of production, coupled with his sensitivity to others and his creative/story sense place him in a rarified league.” ~ Mike Nelson ~ THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, ANNIVERSARY PARTY
“There’s simply no one person I’ve ever met who has a better understanding of every aspect of filmmaking than Bob Degus, whether creative, technical or financial. This gives him a unique perspective on the entire filmmaking process. And just as important, he’s always able to interrelate them in a way that is easy to understand and gives me a new perspective.” ~ Alison Rosenzweig, Producer WINDTALKERS, FRIGHT NIGHT 3D
“Bob Degus is in a league of his own. His analytical skills, his facility with working with budgets, anticipating obstacles and coming up with creative alternatives are second to none. That he combines these abilities with strong artistic instincts makes him unique in the world of movie production. His breadth of knowledge is unparalleled, and I feel lucky to have worked with him.” – Jane Sindell, Producer – SEABISCUIT