Hawaii, here we come! This trip is so special, I have been to Hawaii so many times now and this is the first time that we are going there for business... Well, if you can call it business... :-) Ella was picked for a commercial which takes place in Hawaii. We don't know which island we will end up yet but the sound of going to Hawaii is already very exciting!
The project is very special from the beginning. The client is from China, they decided to choose the actors and actresses in Taiwan and the director is from Hong Kong with a Taiwanese production house. Quite complicated, right? From what I hear, this is not the first time that a cross-straits collaboration has happened and it is quite common actually. I am sure it takes a lot of preparation work and many logistics to sort through. It is amazing how a short commercial can be so elaborate and so carefully crafted. No wonder the budget is always so large.
Going to Hawaii is not a small deal. The production house and the client have many considerations when it comes to actors. For example, usually, they pick one actor per acting role, this time. They picked two little girls instead of just one. They are worried that because of the long trip, a 5-year old might have jet leg or other issues that might delay filming. So, they picked two little girls. Whoever feels up to it at the time, they will film the one first. :-) What does this benefit? This will ensure that the filming schedule is not delayed and the client has two versions of the commercial film to pick from. The client gets to decide which version gets aired.
The other little girl is Taiwan-Brazilian mix. When I found that out, I spoke Portuguese with her and she was so surprised! She asked me why I know how to speak her mommy's language. So cute! Ella and her both were playing with each other. They seem to have a good time. I have a feeling that Ella will have a great trip! She has another same age girl to play with the whole trip. ;-)