Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ok, ok, ok

First off, thank you all for sticking with me. I honestly couldn't value the three or four of you that read this more. Second, sorry it's been so dormant recently. Like all of you, I've been busy and as you no doubt know some things inevitably do get neglected.

And, of course, there was the election. That was something and just so, well, American. I've always thought the English did State pomp well but we put on a pretty good show ourselves. I got up early that morning and watched the whole thing. And then every possible commentary from every possible news outlets. Whitney and I even had a inauguration party that night and made "El Presidente" cocktails. They were delicious.

We kept remarking in the days leading up to the innauguration as the news seemed to get somehow worse every day and my agency was laying off like 15% of our staff that if Obama wasn't days away from taking over I can't imagine how dire it would all seem. Somehow I still feel like we've got a fighting chance. At least something to believe in. And sometimes that's really what you need most. If nothing else, hopefully this reminds the world that you never count America out.

Between all the economic talk and current state of things, I suppose I've been throwing myself into my work and trying to make myself of use. These things can sometimes be opportunities. Fortunately, we've been out of the office for a couple months and just churning out work. Here are two of the spots I've been working on. The first is the Hellboy one we shot in Budapest.

The second is one called "Bankrobbery" and I believe it's slated to start running tomorrow. I think it came out pretty funny.
There's a third we're working on right now. I'll keep you posted. If you checked earlier you caught it as I mistakenly posted it.


Blogger dave said...

Haha, nice! Love them.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

These are vurry funny. Why Budapest?

3:24 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Ron Perlman (the guy who plays Hellboy) was there shooting a movie ("Season of the Witch", I believe) so we just took the whole operation to him. Flying to Budapest to recreate the States—A classic case of advertising ridiculousness.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...


6:20 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

you could recreate gold from budapest. even stem cells. screw this americanness, i'm leaving for Hungary tomorrow.

4:10 AM  
Blogger biggy said...

hey, I've always wondered how these commercials are cast. Are you looking for a specific "look" for the characters or is solely based on their acting ability. Like the lady in the hellboy commercial. What specifically about her got her chosen for that role? And in the hostage commercial, was an african american specifically written into the role of the guy with the cellphone, or was there just something in particular about him that the casting director liked when he auditioned? and if so, what was it?

4:34 PM  
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3:35 PM  
Blogger mccovert said...

The boss looks like a "boss" with that corporate look. He's also the same role in the geico commercial with the stack of $ with eyes.

Erin and I guessed that you had to fly to hellboy in budapest - what a sweet boondoggle. Thought maybe there was a hellboy 3 in the mix. Sux for him to have to don all the make-up again. Takes a while I imagine.

Glad to see you're back - my blog life hasn't felt the same.

12:05 PM  

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