Steve N Steve by Red + O'Connell
SR: 2012. Go.
SO: How the hell is it 2013 already? In a meeting yesterday we talked about 2015. But anyway, I digress. It was a crazy year. But we can't just go listing all the things we did. That'd be boring. So let's start with the highlights. With regards to the work, what's your single favorite moment of the year? Could be on a set. Could be in a meeting. Could be seeing something go live. You get the idea.
SR: One moment? Hmmmm, that's tough. But I think it'd be this little random surprise. Coming out of our What's Beautiful competition for Under Amour Women, we were in Baltimore to shoot the four winning women. We'd flown them in and were taking them back to their hotel for the night. When we walked into the lobby with them, we were suddenly surrounded by about 20 excited, screaming, jumping women. We had no idea who they were. But we soon found out that they had never met in person
only on the What's Beautiful site. They'd flown from places around the country on their own dime to meet in person for the very first time. I was blown away that this thing we'd created had connected people so strongly that they were compelled to meet each other in person. Crazy. You?
SO: I think I'll go with puppeteering burgers for the Burger 21 shoot. Big productions are great, obviously, but there's always something so fun about the low-budget ones where we're really getting in there and making stuff happen with our own hands. And being able to eat the stand-in "actors" didn't hurt either. Oh, great. Now I'm hungry. Anyway, speaking of flying 'cross country, how's LA? Seems like you'll be there a lot over the next 6 weeks.
SR: So far we've seen
John Malkovich; David Spade; the girl from the Vampire movies; Florence, of Florence And The Machine; Selena Gomez (who I didn't believe was really Selena Gomez, but Lomas got her autograph "for his daughters"); and here's the big one...the PA who drove us to location every day was actually in the original Bad News Bears…he played Miguel. He's a super nice guy named George Gonzales and Walter Matthau stayed friends with him all his life and took him to Dodgers games. Oh, and our Planet Fitness production was fun, too. Spots are great. Excited to launch them this week.
SO: Matthau's character had the greatest last name in that movie: Buttermaker. Awesome. Hmm, it seems we've strayed off topic here. OK, back on track. So any regrets about this past year?
SR: Maybe that last Bourbon the first night of our Retreat.
SO: Bourbon? C'mon. You're making TuB jealous. Perhaps to make up for it, I'll start drinking one right now. Annnnnnnnnnd
SR: Ok, so we're drinking now and there's so much to do. Some of us are off to St. Petersburg, FLA for the Under Armour All America Game, some of us are off to LA to shoot Super Bowl, and a bunch of us are headed to Iceland for a brand new piece of biz. Any last words?
SO: I look forward to sharing an office with you. *hiccup*