You may not be consciously aware of it, but you’re constantly making decisions. Many of these decisions are in the service of sorting out the truth of what’s going on around you. Starting with deciding it’s time to get up in the morning, till you decide it’s time to go to bed at night, you’re making hundreds, if not thousands of these types of decisions, all day.
Most of your decisions are relatively mundane and you, literally, don’t give them a second thought. But Peter’s lunch guest on this edition of Out to Lunch, Chris Cantrall, does. He’s very invested in your thought process. And your decisions, large and small.
Chris is co-owner of a company called New Orleans Perspectives. There are two main parts to the company. One part conducts focus groups to test out how people interact with consumer products. The other part of the company assembles mock juries and allows lawyers to try out arguments and strategies before getting into a real courtroom.
Peter’s other lunch guest is also in the business of sorting out the truth.
Royd Anderson is a historian and documentary film maker who specializes in making documentaries about tragic Louisiana events that are overlooked by other historians. Royd’s films include a documentary about Pan Am Flight 759, one of the deadliest plane crashes in US history, that occurred in 1982 in Kenner. Royd has also made documentaries about The Upstairs Lounge Fire in 1973, the Mother’s Day Bus Crash in 1999, the Luling Ferry Disaster in 2006, and others.
Out to Lunch is recorded over lunch at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Photos by Jill Lafleur.
We’ve had a number of discussions about the Louisiana film business on Out to Lunch, check out this conversation about a watershed moment in Hollywood South when things were going south, in the negative sense.