Monday, January 26, 2009

I'd Like to Thank the Little People...

A few years ago, when I worked for a film production company, my friend Jason called because he needed a video done really inexpensively for his alter-ego children's act, Farmer Jason. We were able to help him out and I felt very protective of it because I had been in on the creative meetings for it and had basically begged everyone at the company to practically work for free on a Saturday. With children. And animals. In the woods. It's a miracle any of them are still speaking to me. Wait. Only two are!

ANYWAY. We made a really funny and charming video on verrrrry little money and we delivered it and then promptly heard nothing forever. A studio/label was involved for a while and I don't know all the smoky-back-room details, but it ended up running on the local PBS affiliate as interstitial material, along with three or four other videos Jason had the affiliate shoot. And they got nominated for a regional Emmy for Outstanding Chidren's Programming.

And Saturday night they won! So that's very exciting. My name's nowhere near it, so I don't have an Emmy sitting on my mantle right now or anything, but I'm really happy about the way it turned out. The Farmer Jason project is just a fantastic concept and I really think he deserves to be huge.

You can watch the video here.

3 comments:

Greg Crutcher said...

Jason is amazing, the video is sweet and you are uncharacteristically modest. You deserve that big old honking gold statuette sitting right next to your fancy flat screen monitor. A little recognition for all you've done is far overdue. Seriously.

nbm said...

Charming. I like the casual animation, the mild use of film trickery with the oldest theatrical trick of all, the masks, and of course Jason's cheerful rapport with the kids.

Kitt said...

How sweet! Very nicely done. Congratulations. (Is this what you were holding your breath over?)