A GOOD JUDGE OF MATERIAL
Matt Turk again taps movie pal David Dobkin as producer
While attending New York University more than 20 years ago, Matt Turk remembers seeing eventual Hollywood A-listers Brett Ratner and Philip Seymour Hoffman around campus.
He didn’t know those guys back then, but Turk was close with another NYU student at that time who has since done pretty well for himself in Hollywood: David Dobkin, the director of the recently released film The Judge, as well as The Change-Up, Fred Claus and Wedding Crashers.
“We were roommates,” Turk recalls. “I was in a band called The Hour, and David was a fan of the band. When we did a national tour, he came on the road as a roadie and a soundman.”
Lately, Dobkin has served in a different role for Turk: as his producer. Their latest studio collaboration is the recently released Cold Revival, New York singer-songwriter Turk’s follow-up to the 2010 covers project American Preservation.