There's a famous saying in the world of movie making: Never work with kids or animals.
Well, bring on the animals.
This weekend I shot a parody of the McDonald's "Cha Cha Slide" commercial. You know, the one with the kid in the yellow outfit grooving at the dinner table while he eats apples. Our parody was for the Kids Cookie Break, the award-winning kids show on the station hosted by Lisa Landis. The video features her son (and star of my next short film as well...more on that later), her husband John, and her nephew Nick.
It was a pretty quick shoot (about an hour and a half) and I think we did a pretty good job of recreating the commercial shot-by-shot. The editing process was surprisingly quick and it's now up for the world to enjoy.
So, if you're sick of seeing the commercial on TV, maybe you'll like it better with cookies instead.