Ever get a last minute call to do something that both thrills and scares the heck out of you? Well that was me March 10, 2011. I got a call to go on a road trip with Joshua Jackson and the Mercedes team to showcase the co.’s new fuel cell car.
I said yes but didn’t even have all the details. It turned out to be one of the best gigs of my career! Of course it started out shaky (good things sometimes start out that way!), my cameraman got detained at the border and couldn’t make the trip, so I had to produce this 2 day shoot with a camera team I’d never met and interview a Canadian actor I was about to spend 2 days with in a compact car-ALONE! I know how to do my job and interview just about anyone but it was still pretty jarring to find out after touching down in Redding, California, that I’d have to actually spend some one on one time with the actor in the car, no back up, so to speak!
Let me say, sometimes you gotta just take a leap of faith! Actually, there was no turning back at that point, I was on site and fully committed! So, I met the crew and Josh, a few minutes after landing and then we were off on our road trip. 1st part of the trip was a full car, I was directing the Mercedes crew on the type of shots I needed, got a partial interview with josh, right off the bat. Then, a few hours into the drive the crew hopped into following vans to get exterior shots and it was just me and Josh in the car. All I could do was be myself which is exactly what he did. It turned out to be the coolest, easiest time I’ve ever had with someone I’d never met before. I’m not going to go into detail about everything we talked about but we talked a whole lot; family, mothers, politics, the environment and then some! The final piece that aired on ET Canada was a story I was seriously proud of! (Go to ET Canada.com, punch in Josh Jackson to find video) Proud, like when you learned to ride a bike without the training wheels before every other kid on your block, proud! I even shot part of the interview myself using my Flip cam. This adventure taught me sometimes the scariest, most unpredictable events in your life can turn out be the most fun and most rewarding. The next time you run into a challenge what will you do?
William Shatner! On March 22, 2011 this witty, energetic personable YOUNG man will be 80! The key to his longevity? Dude knows how to laugh and laugh at himself! We all need that kind of humour in our lives. When I interviewed Bill in Ottawa just before he hosted the 31st Genie Awards, my man was cool as a cucumber, full of opinion on any and everything and always ready to share a joke and a story. He told me about a relative who was on his last leg, hooked up to machines and in a lot of pain. He went to a hospice to “check out”. They put him on some pain killers, pulled out the tubes and figured he’d be out for the count in a matter of days BUT the opposite happened, he healed and is alive and kicking years later. William says the guy just surrendered to it all, went with the flow, got quiet and got better! Maybe there’s a message in there for anyone knocking their head against the wall trying to make something happen? Try this guy’s approach and just go with it!
You’re a good man William Shatner! Keep doing what you do and thanks for the wicked fun interview!
OK, who says teens are hard to get along with? I’m not saying it’s always all perfect but it was so cool going to work with my kid (she hates it when I call her that) Micha. Give ‘em a little taste of the real world!
The Teen Choice Awards- it’s all about this young, fun vibe. Most of the celebs we talked to were all about gratitude. They know they’re the chosen few, the lucky ones who made it in the biz. BTW, Jimmy Fallon has the softest hands in the world!! Jackson Rathbone is all charm, Nina Dobrev is stunning, and Bronson Pelletier- what can I say- love him!
OK, now off to work out. It’s about weights this week. Med weight, lots and lots of reps! Building up endurance and strength. Gotta get ready for TIFF- it starts Sept 9. Come back and visit for celeb video and pics right here during Toronto’s huge party!!
One Love, Divajock
Rosey gets some quality time with Russell Brand. Mr. Brand is renowned for taking interviews into uncharted territory. Let’s see if Rosey can keep him on track and on message.
|Rosey Edeh and company are hosted by TCHAD in this excellent video piece on their covershoot.|