April 19, 2007

Will kikes like me in Kike Like Me?

About a year ago I was interviewed by Canadian filmmaker Jamie Kastner of Cave 7 Productions for a documentary in progress with the working title, The Identity Project/ HOW I TOLD THE WORLD I WAS JEWISH, AND FOUND OUT WHAT IT FELT LIKE. Next week, Kastern's film, now more succinctly titled, Kike Like Me, will make its debut in the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Watch the trailer for Kike Like Me:

About one minute into the trailer is an interview clip with my friend, Sara Schwimmer of ChosenCouture.com. And at the end of the trailer, listen closely to the music. That's me jamming on my Hohner melodica!

Funny story about that musical interlude -- while giving the film crew a brief tour of my small apartment, I took out the melodica to demonstrate how I might come up with music for my cartoons. Jamie liked the sound, and to make things more interesting, he suggested we go to the rooftop for a cityscape backdrop. I remember it was freezing cold, and my fingers were getting numb as I played. You can hear the music slowly turning into mush as I end the song.

A few months ago, Cave 7 contacted me to ask what song I was playing, just in case the composition was protected by copyright. I gave my assurance that the music was all improvised, and gave my permission to use it in the film. Here's the short video clip they sent me for confirmation, (back when I strangely resembled Wolverine):


I haven't seen Kike Like Me yet, and I have no idea if my interview even made it into the film. So if anyone in Canada has a chance to see it, let me know!

4 comments:

paul said...

The documentary looks really good to me.

And ah, how I miss the Wolverine sideburns...

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see that. And big shalom to Sara Schwimmer (unless JR is "reserving" her too).

Cordula said...

Yea let me know too...or don't...This wanna be kike is not so happy. >:(

whatever.

Anonymous said...

That clip of you playing was indeed in the film. Nothing about Shabot 6000 or the interview you presumably did.