"The Car Chasers" Season 2 wrapped on the 3rd of December for me. The future was unsure job-wise, but I had saved some money in case I would not be able to find a job until after the holidays. That night, it was a Tuesday, I received an email from a fellow former Car Chaser with a job lead. She had sent my resume to an executive producer, she might be contacting me. I made the mistake of checking my phone in the middle of the night that night and I had an email from the EP telling me to contact her about the job, so I was nervous and excited and didn't sleep great.
The next day I phone interviewed and the EP asked me to come in for an in-person interview as she was going out of town the next day for a shoot. I shaved my "relaxing into unemployment beard" and went to the interview. I got the job offer in the room and accepted.
It was a perfect situation: same rate as my last show, shorter commute, two weeks of work before the two week holiday break then at least a couple of months of work in the New Year.
So I'm now the Story Associate Producer on 51 Mind's Heroes of Cosplay for SyFy.
Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay and the passionate fans - from legends to newbies - who put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in this colorful and competitive world.
Cosplayers and cosplay contests are a fixture and highlight at the many comic book and genre fan conventions around the world. These conventions provide an international stage for fans to showcase often spectacular handcrafted costumes and portray their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime and more.
And now I have that money that I saved for unemployment just burning a hole in my account, maybe I'll use it to buy some L200 foam to make a Gijinka version of a legendary Pokemon...
And tonight is the wrap party of "The Car Chasers" Season 2. You can watch episodes of "The Car Chasers" here.