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TV Performer of the Week: Clayne Crawford, ‘Rectify’



I could pick any Rectify actor’s name out of a hat for TV Performer of the Week, and it would be more than well-earned. That’s not meant to be flippant, but rather to recognize that every single actor (in major and minor roles) has had an extraordinary turn on the show. Ray McKinnon’s Sundance series about a Georgia man, Daniel Holden, (Aden Young) who is released from Death Row after 19 years because of a DNA error is thoughtful, beautiful and difficult, and the Holden/Talbot family is made up of outstanding actors: J. Smith-Cameron, Bruce McKinnon, Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford, and Adelaide Clemens (with special mention to Sean Bridgers as Trey Willis). But there’s something about Crawford’s performance in this third season that has truly stood out even from this outstanding group.


The best word to associate with Rectify is “authentic.” Southerners have long been forced to watch too many terrible shows with terrible accents and tired (or just plain ignorant) stereotypes of small-town Southern life. But not only do the Holdens and Talbots feel knowable, but the (fictional) town of Paulie feels wholly familiar. Ray McKinnon’s scripts pick up a particular cadence of Southern speech, and the interactions he fashions — filled with repressed emotions and quiet glances — are hauntingly real.


No one in the cast embodies these elements though as fully as Clayne Crawford, who plays Teddy Jr., Daniel’s step-brother and occasional adversary. The two have had several encounters, including a haunting assault when Daniel choked him out and laid him unconscious on the floor of the tire store with coffee grounds in his behind. It was in that moment viewers really thought Daniel might have committed that crime so many years ago, and it was act that has resonated through three seasons now, and filtered through the family, shocking and confusing each in turn. Teddy and Daniel have also tussled over Daniel’s attraction to Teddy’s wife Tawney (Clemens), and worse for Teddy, her attraction back.


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Gallery/Video Gallery Update

Sorry for the delay, I had some computer problems. But I’ve caught up on Rectify.

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Gallery Update

I’ve updated the photo gallery as well as the video gallery with the first two episodes of Rectify’s Season 3. Hope you’re enjoying the season so far!



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Great News!! And Photo and Video Gallery Update

The great news is that Tinker achieved his goal for it’s Kickstarter fund raising and Rectify has been renewed for Season 3!!

All of the Rectify screencaps and videos are uploaded now. YouTube has filed content strikes on my last 3 uploads there so I only uploaded the videos here.


The albums are listed below:

2014 – 2.08 “The Great Destroyer” Screencaps

2014 – 2.09 “Until You’re Blue” Screencaps

2014 – 2.10 “Unhinged” Screencaps

Season 2 Episode Stills

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Gallery & Video Updates – Rectify


2.03 “Charlie Darwin” Screencaps

2.04 “Donald the Normal” Screencaps

2.05 “Act as If” Screencaps

2.06 “Mazel Tov” Screencaps

2.07 “Weird as You” Screencaps

Added some more – Season 2 Episode Stills

Also, one event:

2014 – Donut Making with the Cast of SundanceTV’s “Rectify”


Videos for Episodes 2×05, 2×06 & 2×07 are beneath the cut! (2×01-2×04 were already posted on our YouTube)



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New Clips of Rectify Season 2

It looks like this is going to take an even darker twist than last year!

The first short clips have been released for the second season of the best show you’re not watching, SundanceTV’s “Rectify,” and they already pack an emotional punch.

As Daniel (Aden Young) lies in a coma after being beat nearly to death in the season 1 finale by the brother of the girl he was convicted of murdering, his family try to deal with the fallout around him. Specifically, step-brother Ted (Clayne Crawford) confronts his wife Tawney (Adelaide Clemons) about the growing bond she began forming with Daniel last season. Was it all just about religious redemption or did she have other feelings for him? Meanwhile, in a scene that’s already breaking our hearts, Daniel talks to a joyful Kerwin (Johnny Ray Gill) in an obvious fantasy sequence set in the afterlife. Kerwin, of course, was led off to be executed last season.

As this show’s signature line says, “it’s the beauty that hurts you most.” “Rectify” returns for season 2 on June 19th. Bring on the pain.





Cool stuff on DVD today: ‘Rectify’ and more
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Cool stuff on DVD today: ‘Rectify’ and more

Want to spend a few hours indoors this week? Take a look at your best entertainment options:

Release o’ the week: Rectify. I can’t praise this Sundance Channel series enough, particularly for its ability to say so much with so few words — lead character Daniel Holden is not a talkative man — and to present the South in a non-stereotypical, non-campy way. The story focuses on a man who is released from prison after nearly 20 years on death row. Thankfully, it has been renewed for a second season; the first is only six episodes.


‘Rectify’ Stars Dissect Sundance Channel’s ‘Emotionally Intense’ Drama
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‘Rectify’ Stars Dissect Sundance Channel’s ‘Emotionally Intense’ Drama

7:00 AM PDT 4/22/2013 by Philiana Ng

The six-hour effort from the producers of “Breaking Bad” explores the intricacies of a convict released into small-town America after nearly 20 years in prison.

Following Jane Campion‘s Top of the Lake, the Sundance Channel doles out its latest high-profile drama in Rectify.

A six-part series from creator Ray McKinnon and Breaking Bad producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, Rectify picks up when Daniel Holden, who was convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend, is released from prison after spending 19 years on death row and now returns as an outsider to a world he doesn’t fully understand anymore.

In a rousing review, The Hollywood Reporter‘s chief TV critic Tim Goodman called Rectify a “superb character study,” which “lets viewers bathe in what it must be like for a man to experience the shock of lost time and the wonder of a second chance.”

TV REVIEW: Sundance Channel’s ‘Rectify’

“It’s very much the story of how we as a society have gotten to a point where we have legitimized murder, and somebody escapes that through a series of legalities and is let loose in a world that has tried to shed him,” said star Aden Young at a recent luncheon. “In doing so, he brings everything that has defined this town back to the forefront of people’s lives and that frightens the s— out of everyone because people have made their careers on it and other people are skeptical of the possibility of his innocence.”

It’s fair to say Daniel’s release isn’t met with open arms. Clayne Crawford‘s character, Ted, Daniel’s stepbrother he’s never met, is one of those people unhappy about Daniel’s reintegration. “A lot of people feel threatened, and I think that’s just small-town America,” Crawford said. “Change is terrifying.”

Boarding the project seemed to be a no-brainer for those involved; some castmembers even noted that Rectify moves at a snail’s pace compared to that of AMC’s Mad Men.

“Reading [the script], it felt like a Faulkner novel,” Abigail Spencer, who plays Daniel’s younger sister Amantha, told THR.

For Young, there was something gratifying about diving into a role that relied so little on dialogue.

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“It’s a joy to play somebody so still,” he said of his character, who barely cracks a smile. “It’s a challenge to convey very little. The physical reality of living in a box and wearing shackles, your movement is limited to 18 inches or 12 inches really, and suddenly the world is opened right in front of you. You just feel like someone who has literally fallen to earth. There’s a paralyzing nature that you have to bring in.”

Young added: “He’s very much afraid of feeling anything, because if he feels, something might break. Death might still be around the corner: Is it going to be today? Is it going to be next week? Is it five stays of execution? How many lives do I actually get? Is this real? That’s a question we pose.”

His biggest obstacle in playing the internal intricacies was maintaining Daniel’s truth. “I had to go to that place of rawness so I wasn’t lying to him about the human being. So much that we express on television and cinema is crap because we’re afraid of being touched, of tenderness, as if they’re talons,” Young said. “Ray wasn’t afraid of going to that world where tenderness exists, where sadness is a factor. You take that and you think how can you break that down? The reality is, you just be. Hopefully that is enough for an audience to become intrigued and empathetic.”

Young, who didn’t want to find out whether Daniel was guilty of the murder he was jailed for, argued that escapism in entertainment doesn’t leave a lasting effect. “The film or TV of quality, I think it should be about inviting you back into yourself as opposed to trying to get away from where you are,” he reasoned.

The stillness that McKinnon captured on-camera added another layer to the suspense, castmembers affirmed. “It feels like the seemingly mundane becomes much more suspenseful,” said Spencer. “The things we do that no one’s watching suddenly feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, what’s going to happen! Oh, he’s just going to buy water.’ ”

For Spencer, the awkward car ride between Daniel and Amantha following Daniel’s prison exit  was a moment that stood out, if only because it was a way into McKinnon’s mind. “What an interesting choice to go to the car scene [between Amantha and Daniel] leaving the prison. There’s not much going on but choosing that moment, I’m really drawn to ones Ray chose to explore because they were so thoughtful,” she said.

Filming in the South was a homecoming for Southerners Spencer and Crawford. So much so that the cast would often go roller-skating on the weekends, simply because there was nothing else to do. And though Rectify‘s subject matter is serious, the seasoned cast — whom Spencer dubbed “under the radar” — would often resort to humor and hijinks when moments got too tense.

“Most of the emotion happened during the takes because it’d almost be too much,” she said. “You could never go that far from the undercurrent because the whole season takes place in the first week.” Young echoed that sentiment, telling THR, “It was hard to shoot. It was emotionally intense for all of us, so we at times would be exhausted.” One day had the cast filming for 19 straight hours, he recalled.

The final thing that Young shot for Rectify was Daniel’s confession from 19 years previous. “We did 12 hours [worth] of interrogation for 45 minutes,” he recalled. “Ray and I sat in a little van where Ray was playing the sheriff and I was playing Daniel as a young boy; Daniel was high as a kite. The question of what happened that night [of the murder] is a foggy one.”

There were times during filming when Young found it difficult to separate himself from the grim reality Daniel faced.

“You lose the ability to manufacture reality away from the take and your brain stem starts saying, ‘You’re really sad,’ when you’re not. There’s nothing to be sad about except the performance that you’re playing is telling your body is really sad,” he told THR. “That confusion at times can be very exhausting.”

Rectify debuts as a six-episode series, but there could be a continuation to Daniel’s story should the opportunity arise.

“I think Ray has a pretty firm idea where he wants to go with the story,” Young told THR. “In the brief discussions we have had, there’s a whole landscape. Ray and I have talked, speculatively, about the idea of Daniel just getting on the train and going out to America. What would happen there if that were the case.”

Rectify premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on Sundance Channel.

Source: Hollywood Reporter




.Netflix To Offer Canada ‘Rectify’ at Same Time as Sundance Channel in U.S.
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.Netflix To Offer Canada ‘Rectify’ at Same Time as Sundance Channel in U.S.


The online streaming giant gets exclusive broadcast premiere window rights to the series created by Oscar winner Ray McKinnon.

LONDON — Netflix and ITV Studios Global Entertainment have inked a deal giving the online streaming giant exclusive broadcast premiere window rights to original scripted series Rectify in Canada.

Netflix launched the first two episodes just days after the production premiered on the Sundance Channel in the U.S.

The rest of the series will roll out weekly in line with the U.S. broadcast, ITV and Netflix said.

VIDEO: ‘Rectify’ Stars Dissect Sundance Channel’s ‘Emotionally Intense’ Drama

Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden upon his release from jail after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the state’s original case. Only 18 years old when convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old, he returns to his family and his hometown faced with many who still think him guilty.

Rectify stars Aden Young (Killer Elite) alongside Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, TV’s Mad Men) as well as Clayne Crawford (Justified), Adelaide Clemens (Lie to Me) and J. Smith Cameron (True Blood) and Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz).

The Sundance Channel U.S. original drama was created and written by Oscar winner Ray McKinnon (The Accountant), who serves as executive producer, along with Gran Via’s Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad).

TV REVIEW: Sundance Channel’s ‘Rectify’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment svp, global digital media and home entertainment, Dan Gopal said: “We are delighted that Netflix is premiering the series in Canada, and offering their viewers the opportunity to watch Rectify in the same week as the U.S. audience. This illustrates both the international demand for this incredible series, plus our commitment to enable global audiences to enjoy new content as close as possible to the premiere market.”

Netflix vp of content acquisition Sean Carey said: “We are pleased to be the home for Rectify in Canada and pleased to make such a quality series available at the same time it airs in the United States.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter