This latest KML video has a special place in my heart–and not just because I co-wrote and co-produced it. It’s because I’ve spent the better part of my career juggling vocation and avocation. When I was an editor, I would write prose and comics scripts on nights, weekends, and, one very lonely Key West holiday. While in advertising, I performed weekly gigs with an improv troupe, wrote and produced a sketch comedy show, and played Joe’s Pub and CBGB with my comedy/rock band.
My point being, more often than not, I’ve used my day job to fund the stuff I loved.
That’s what inspired our second of the two “Feed the Lobster” campaign spots: There’s just too many of us out there with a day job and a dream.
Ably directed by the legendary Chris Parisi and my co-writer/producer, Miriam Wild-Smith. See for yourself, feel free to donate, and have a great 2011.