I thought about the Doritos - Crash the Super Bowl 2013 video for an entire year because of last year's video success which you can view below. No I didn't win the million dollar prize but the video went viral which brought in a nice amount of money and a bit of recognition. However, my goal is to win the grand prize. Will it happen this year? You be the judge.
By the way do you recognize the cast? Those crazy people are my family. I want to give them a special warm thanks for being a part of my idea.
Mom - Vivian
Granna - Anne
Daughter - Anjali
Dad - Jai
Poppy - Ciro
Son - Jaxon
Brother - Mahkyle (Cameraman 1)
Friend - Gus (Cameraman 2)
Thanks for watching. Let me know what you think with a comment below.
Perfect Excuses is a short film about a man who meets a woman at a bar, walks her to the front door and pleads desperately to get in.
This film was written and test shot in 2009. However, it wasn't until 2011 that I met Andre Hereford who helped me revise the script and film it. Along with myself, Melanie Torres is the actress.
The entire film was shot in front of Andre's home.
We finished the last scene at 4:47am right before dawn.
Melanie and I are trained salsa dancers who used to dance at the Copa together.
The original score used was a Cha Cha Moon River by Henry Mancini.
The crying baby is my daughter. She was only 3 months at the time and was not on set.
Phil - Jai Catalano
Michelle - Melanie Torres
Baby Crying - Anjali Catalano
Written by Jai Catalano
Directed & Edited by Andre Hereford
Camera - Billy Striebe
Sound/Grip - J.R. Heffelfinger
Hair - Vinny Marano
Make Up - Desiree Dicupe
Set/Publicity Stills - Mahkyle Catalano
Music "Love in Indigo"
Composed by Eugene Cho
Performed by Escort
Shot on location in Brooklyn NY
Special Thanks to
Cesar Boggiano, Vivian BonVivant, Alexis Suarez, Jay, Pat & Ringo, Eugene Cho, Matt Shneider and Jaxon & Anjali Catalano
Link on IMDB.com
My Mom & Wife
It's A Wrap!!!
Yesterday my entire family helped me film next years Doritos Crash The Super Bowl 2013 commercial. My mom, step father, wife, son and daughter joined me for one of my ideas to see if we can win a chance to work with Michael Bay & possibly win a million dollars. My brother & friend were also on set to help me film & entertain the kids during the break.
For the record I want to publicly thank everyone for going on this journey with me. I uprooted the entire family to accomplish this goal and for the most part things went smoothly. There is still a lot that has to be done but I can't wait to start nibbling away at this video because I have everyone I love in it.
Thank you so much.
Well like I said there is still a lot left to be done but If you haven't seen my Doritos Crash The Super Bowl 2012 video from last year please enjoy that until I am finished with the new one.
It's official! The Doritos Crash The Super Bowl 2013 competition has been announced and this year it is definitely going to be a GREAT one for the winner. Doritos announced the contest along with a Grand Prize to work with Michael Bay on Paramount Pictures and Hasbro's 'Transformers 4. In addition (for the 7th consecutive year) Doritos gives creative power of the super bowl adds to us the consumer.Five finalist ads will be announced sometime in January 2013. After that it will be up to the people to vote for their favorite "consumer-created ad". Each of the five finalists will win $25,000 and a trip to New Orleans to attend the Super Bowl XLVII in a private luxury suite at the game. That is where they will find out which consumer ads will compete for the top spot in the USA TODAY Ad Meter contest before a worldwide audience. Bonus prizing will be awarded, based on how each ad ranks on the USA TODAY Ad Meter:
Will I compete this year? Yes. Do I know what I want to do yet being that I had nearly 9 months to think about it? No. :)
- $1 million will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 1 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter
- $600,000 will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 2 two spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter
- $400,000 will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 3 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter
Feel free to send me your thoughts and I will see what I come up with.