Well, sort of. This past fall, Yair and I were contacted by a television director working on a documentary called RV Nation for the Canadian History Channel. We had a cameraman follow us for two days during the making of the pitch reel and were told that we would be contacted if the producers decided to move forward with production.
The cool news: We were chosen! Yair and I were featured in the pitch reel and selected to be part of the documentary.
The oh-well news: The producers decided not to move forward with the project, so our being chosen is more of a hypothetical reality.
Without further ado, I give you the pitch reel followed by our snarky comments:
1. Yair and I were both interviewed and given equal time during the shooting, but I guess the producers prefer to focus on one character for the pitch itself. (Yair’s note: “Ayo is definitely more articulate than I am, but I’ve consciously upped my articulaticuity over the past bunch of months.”)
2. Apparently, when you super slow down my hooping, I stick my tongue out when concentrating. Who knew? Also, my hooping is way cooler now.
3. Our hair color was very bright. I really don’t think that it was as shockingly loud as it appeared on camera, but we had put in the color for the first time ever on our own the day before the filming, so that’s what we get for being adventurous.
4. Much of the reel was natural and unposed. While our cameraman did interview us, most of the speaking came from casual conversation and the B-roll was of us going about our daily routine.
5. We felt that the reel did an awesome job of capturing a slice of our Oregon experience, and kind of want them to re-join us every few months for new adventures. I’m imagining an Austin pitch reel with hooping, food courts, yoga, rock climbing, teaching and… our brand new scooter! Dugald, if you’re listening, how about sending Marc back for a few days? 🙂
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