All Right, Mr. Demille, I’m Ready for my Close-Up


Last summer Ben and I were chosen to be extras for an Air Nippon Airways commercial. The commercial is finally out and we were super excited to see that our faces can clearly be seen in the commercial. You can see the ANA commercial for yourself here (we’re seen at 20 seconds). They used a bit of film from when they gave us a GoPro camera.

It always amazes me how much filming goes on for a short 15-30 second commercial. At a minimum, it’s a few days of all-day filming. Our 1-second moment of fame came out of 90 minutes of filming.

Japanese tourists, please come visit New York City! It’s a great place to eat and run. And fly ANA. πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “All Right, Mr. Demille, I’m Ready for my Close-Up

  1. I always thought you were star worthy! It is amazing what goes into a short commercial. They film a lot at the rink in Central Park and it is nuts sometimes. Biggest bummer was when Will Ferrel filmed a hilarious segment for Elf at the rink and it never made the cut.

    • Aw, thanks for the sweet compliment, Sarah. So cool that you saw a movie being filmed. I see film crews all over NYC, but never actually filming anything. Either they’re setting up, breaking down equipment, or taking a break.

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