January 31, 2013

Commercial Time

That's me, in the grey shirt.  I'm sitting in Little Town Market, the small grocery and convenience store in our town.  Why am I sitting there, reading a book?  I'm an extra in a commercial.

With my brother as director, a group from our church filmed a commercial for Chalk Shirts last week.  

And what are Chalk Shirts?  They are t-shirts with a chalkboard painted on them.  A chalkboard which you can write or draw on with chalk.  And they are seriously awesome.

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The creator of these fantastic shirts attends our church and as a practice project, the film crew made a commercial for him.

My brother and our friend Hank were the two man "characters" in the commercial - Chalk Shirt Guy #1 and Chalk Shirt Guy #2.  Because we're creative like that.

My job was super easy.  All I had to do was be my charming self, sit at the table, and read my book, The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter.  That, I can do.  And it's an excellent book, by the way.

Actually, that's pretty much all Hank had to do, too.  Sit and read.  Except he got to read Alex's book The Adventures of Rathdrum Willie.  Seeing as it's a much, much shorter book, he probably had that book memorized by the time we were done shooting.

And who can blame my bro for a little shameless book advertising?  Hehe.

The older gentleman seated at the table with me was another extra.  He just happened to be in the store when we were just getting started and was quite interested in what we were doing, so Alex asked him if he'd like to be an extra.  He was a natural - next stop, Hollywood.  Okay, maybe not. ;)

And here it is, the finished commercial itself...

The delightful and original soundtrack/theme was written and recorded by my talented bro.
Make sure to click through to the YouTube channel so you can like and favorite the video!

Happy Trails, y'all!

Bow ties are cool...

Yep, just had to get that Doctor Who reference in there.


  1. Haha, there's a Doctor Who reference for everything! :P

    Anyway...that commercial is too cool! It's so cool that you go to be an extra! That shirt is pretty neat itself...I really want one now, haha!(:

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  2. That's so cool!!! You're gonna be famous! ;)

    And of course. There is never a "wrong" time for a DW reference. Of course.

  3. No words... this post had me silently squealing the entire time;D

    Well, I'll probably find a few. Such as you look absolutely adorable. The pictures are so much fun. I really need to make a gunstock mount for Algy.

    And the film itself... awesome. I actually heard the soundtrack in my dream - probably because I replayed the vid so many times last night. hehe.

    See you soon!

  4. How fun! Brothers are just awesome, aren't they? :-)

  5. How cool is this project?? You, by the way, were marvelous with that natural pose !! I do like the chalk shirt idea because it has so many creative use possibilities. Perfect fun for a cold January!!

  6. That's awesome. They did a great job on the commercial! Very fun. And that's neat that you got to be an extra. :D

  7. Coolio! Must have been fun to be an extra. :)

  8. That's so cool! It sounds like it was a lot of fun. :)

  9. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the commercial! :D

  10. That commercial was cute! They did a fab job. :D

  11. :) Fancy seeing that on there!! Yep, we love watching it over and over and over and over and.... lol So wish I hadn't been busy that day and could have been there to see the whole thing, instead of hearing all about it afterwards.... Fun seeing the pictures of the boys so involved in the choreographical part of it... If there are any more of them with my brothers, I'd love to get a copy!! :)
    See ya Sunday!

  12. Sarah - Hehe, yes I watch it over and over and over, too. It's just so much fun! I wish you could have been there, too! We really need to do something fun this summer:)
    I think I do have some more pictures with David in them...I'll try to get those to you:)
    See you then! Or maybe Saturday?

  13. I agree!! We'll have to start making plans for something this summer... Look forward to those pictures! :)
    Not sure if I'll be able to make it Saturday, since I may still be babysitting my siblings..we'll see. :)


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