An 18 hour day. Seven different exterior locations in steamy Bangkok Thailand. One heck of a fun project.
I landed a lot of roles as an actor in Thailand, but this advertisement for the S.E. Asian e-hailing application Grab was the one I most lucked out on. It was shot documentary style, a la guerilla filmmaking. I had the opportunity to improvise a lot and utilize my knack for physical comedy.
This blog post goes into more details about this Grab Taxi project in which I impersonated famous survivalist Bear Grylls as well as life as a Western actor in Thailand in general.
The video fared well online, garnering over five million views in less than a week. At one point after the video went viral on facebook I was stopped by some smiling Thais outside a 7-11 on the famed Khao San road. They wanted a selfie with me thinking I was the real Bear Grylls, adding to the surreality of the whole experience.