Guess what? Our Paralympics spot for The Hartford won Best in Show at the St. Louis ADDY's last night.
The Hartford - Melissa from Rodgers Townsend on Vimeo.
I went straight to the creative source for the dish on this spot. And encountered Blush and Bashful also known as Chad and Ben, being all humble: "aww, shucks … um, uhh, yea. Thanks."
They looked uncomfortable being asked to go on the record. They spoke of the inspiring personal story and what an honor it was to be recognized by their peers. The juicy quotes weren't coming.
So Peter, a known smartass, decided to write their quotes for them:
Said writer Ben Bohling, "Steven
(Spielberg) and I like to say that cinema is a state
of being. A lot of these young kids don't get that."
"If you want a quote, find us on our
yacht in Cannes. Addys are Lion kibble,"
After teasing them about working with Academy Award winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, I joined everyone in congratulating them. Then we all picked on them some more.