Monday, October 27, 2008
Last Thursday and Friday, Rosey Media joined the SNL team to bring to life- and to your TV and web browser- the dub skankings of Ras Trent, first semester Rastafarian. Andy Samberg, playing a guy based on hundreds he and fellow writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer apparently knew growing up in Berkley, spent two days in a dreadlocked wig and roots threads. On the New York city streets, however, he actually drew fewer looks than you'd think. Here you can test his jammyin' sound: The Thursday shoot was DP'd by Rosey's own Luke Riffle, with "The Line" veteran AC Scott Herriott. Coming in hot off of the previous day's still-not-to-be-disclosed commercial shoot, John Rosenblatt and Brian Townes picked up the Friday shift. Thursday the guys got to go all over the place, but most importantly, to Cold Stone Creamery. At which point they could've called. Or texted. Been like "Hey- we're gettin' ice cream- want some?" But they didn't. Perhaps not the smartest move with Christmas right around the corner. But whatever. We're over it. Anyway. . . The second day found the team traipsing around the Fordham University campus, where, with the exception of a few shouted undergrad declarations of love in Samberg's direction, they were able to drift surprisingly uninterrupted (and perhaps unsanctioned) throughout. As all them college types are inter-web savvy, we don't want to drop names and get anyone in trouble, but we couldn't have done it without "the student hereinafter immortalized as 'my roomate Nick, the ignorant bald-head'" and various members of his covert network. Most impressive was our female guide, who was able to walk into a class she was supposed to be attending at the time, convince the professor to stop her lecture, let us come in and shoot, and have the entire class make an appearance in the Short as well- all in under 1 minute of negotiation. What moxie! What Chutzpah! Thanks to SNL for having us along. And you guys at Fordham- let us know if you find that Sprite can. . .
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ok- we're busy. I mean really frickin' busy. Barnum and Bailey keeps calling us for juggling lessons. Unfortunately, fancy proprietary agency stuff being what it is, we are not at liberty to post what it is we're working on at this time. Let's just say we're. . . ah, we can't even say that. Big commercial. Cool funny movie spoof project for an even cooler network. Documentary piece. Another cool funny project for another cool network. And all at the same time! Which means we'll tell you all about them when we're done. And we've slept. Perhaps completed caffeine rehab. Taken a little vaykay in Meh-hee-ko. Anyway, we can give you the somewhat belated (and duly truncated) SNL Digital Short brief: SNL DIGITAL SHORT: EXTREME ACTIVITIES CHALLENGE Here it is: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Shaffer wrote concept,music and directed. Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and host Anne Hathaway performed. Nick Malardi and Dina Moles produced. "Indispensable" Kim Smelter, "Drop You Like A Bad Habit" Rachel Lynn, and Kati "I have a last name- Brian doesn't know it" were production staff. Brian Hemesath hit wardrobe,and JODI did hair, dammit! John Rosenblatt and Brian Townes represented Rosey Media. Radically different and shocking? No. Google Relevant? You betcha!