Little did we know that when Colorado state Rep. Joe Miklosi, D-Aurora, voted with 44 of his House colleagues to create a $3 million film state subsidy, he was actually carving out an alternate career path for himself.
Miklosi is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in the hotly-contested 6th Congressional District.
For someone like Miklosi, who’s run a relentlessly negative advertising campaign, we’re blown away by the range and depth of emotion that he shows – as well as the ability of his coffee mug to hold a close-up (4:10).
Early on (0:15), as the camera pans back from an unseen threat from the window, Joe is able to keep right on conversing with a constituent holding a child, as though completely unaware of the impending danger.
But there are hints of a darker side to Joe, as when he slowly raises his head to the camera (at 1:36), reminiscent of an Ultimate Fighter, looking his most menacing. After that, as the camera pans left, Joe runs the gamut of emotions from A to B, his look of horror and dismay breaking into a nervous smile, to cover his reaction at what he’s just seen.
While the cut is rough, it’s our opinion that Joe has real potential as a silent film star. Hurry up with the final cut, Joe! Telluride is only 10 months away!