George Kareman’s Japanese Acting Reel
George Kareman asked me to direct his Japanese Commercial Acting Reel, which is completely real and not-at-all shot specifically for this video to mimic the look and style of Japanese commercials. George, our DP, Tom Levin, and I definitely did not painstakingly mimic the look and feel of Japanese commercials, there is no chance we had a translator on set to make sure that George was speaking Japanese for real (when we wanted him to) and this is most certainly NOT a love letter and parody to some of the silliest and happiest pieces of Japanese commercial work we could find on the internet.
Director: Kirk Larsen (me)
Writer and Star: George Kareman
Producer: Adam Wagner
Featuring: Tony Mui, Anthony Sneed, Shannon O’Neill, Sonya Kolba, Nate Min, Jesse Lee, Hao Lian, Tabitha Lee
Director of Photography: Tom Levin
Editors: Kirk Larsen and George Kareman
Animator: Mike Antonucci
Sound: Harris Karlin
HMU: Emilia Adamkiewicz
Translator: Sonya Kolba
Great news! This sketch was named one of the best sketches of 2013 by Splitsider!