Watch all TIFF17 celebrity interviews in my YouTube playlist here or by clicking the top left corner of the video above.
For this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, aka TIFF, hashtag #TIFF17, I applied for a media pass and they said my reach isn’t quite big enough for a full week, but they gave me one for 2 days. Which was fine, because I got to pick the days, and I got the days with superstars and future ex-Mrs. Rachlises like Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain.
Leading up to the festival, I posted little videos of me preparing for the festival, such as getting the holes in my jeans repaired so I could impress Jennifer Lawrence, and expressing my love for Priyanka Chopra. I got supportive messages from the website eBOSS Canada and from a PR firm – The women running those places thought my little vlogs were hilarious.
Once TIFF was on, I ran around to red carpets and interviewed big stars like Jim Carrey and James Franco. Raquel, whom I met on the Shapr app, came with me as my videographer, which made things a lot easier than when I was using a tripod alone last year. And eBOSS sent me to do a couple more interviews after my media pass ran out. Oh, and my interview with Doug Jones wound up being featured in Vulture Magazine two months later!
For my interviews, I drew cartoons of the talent and showed the cartoons to them. As mentioned above, you can see these interviews in my TIFF17 Celebrity Interviews Playlist here. And I filmed some of the more entertaining pre-film speeches, which you can see in my TIFF17 Celebrity Speeches Playlist here.