So as many of you remember, Ryder and myself landed roles as parkour extras for a wine commercial that we went to shoot last Friday. It turned out to be a ton of fun. We really didn’t do all that much parkour, it was more building climbing and downclimbing on our way to a party (Well, it will seem that way in the commercial. We took the elevator and stairs to the actualparty scene.) where all the cool kids play, socialize and sip on Gato Negro wine while having a good time, or at least trying to act that way while pretending that we weren’t freezing to death. Supposedly the commercial will air online in several different countries in Europe and South America. We’re going to be building-climbing-wine-sipping-lady-killers-parkour-extra-rock-stars. Who knows, you may even be able to recognize our faces in the commercial if they show us for more than a split second. In any case, it was fun and they actually took some pretty cool shots with both myself and Ryder, even one with a cable car in the back ground. If either of us had gotten the principal role we would have been really well paid. As it was we weren’t making all that much but getting paid to actually do parkour in a commercial was sweet and memorable in and of itself. The guy who did land the principal role was DeVille Vannik from South Africa. He’s 2nd from the right in this picture. The three beauties were extras for the wine shoot as well, although they didn’t have to do much parkour, except maybe a cat walk or something.
Here is another take of the commercial shoot: the guests setting up the lights for the party:
Ryder and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We were at the shoot from 8:30am (thereabouts) until 8:30 pm. By the time we left we were exhausted and had made new friends. Ryder even tore his pants during one of the building climbing shoots and Travis Furlanic, who I broughut with us was generous enough to loan Ryder his pants so he could continue. Thank you Travis! Lastly, here is Deville’s 2010 Demo Reel in case you were curious: