NEW TRAVEL HOSTING JOB: BELGIUM TV DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SAKURA SEASON! ARI OG PER PROGRAM WITH ARI BEHN.
Spring is in the air… and I’m hosting yet another travel TV show! This time, it’s for Belgium’s national broadcast station, VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroep). The documentary is about cherry blossom season in Tokyo: sakura culture, festivities and fun. Can’t wait!
Once again, my First Mate Naomi will be making arrangements for the TV shoot. (She took most of the photos in this post). Our company, La Carmina & The Pirates, offers “fixing” services to film and TV companies. We take care of location scouting, translation, scheduling and more. If you’re coming to Tokyo, Japan and want to hire us, come check out our website.
Last fall, NRK (Norway TV) hired us for a shoot in Tokyo about Japanese love and host clubs. One of the stars is Ari Behn, the Prince of Norway! The other is famous photographer Per Heimly, who shot album covers for black metal band Dimmu Borgir. It quite surreal, running around Tokyo with this pair.
Thank you to everyone for your enthusiastic messages about the show! Naomi and I are tickled pink that you enjoyed it. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the filming.
We were quite the motley crew. Cameraman, sound man, producer, photographer-host, Mistress of the Dark, prince-host.
Ari and Per were great to work with. They’re interested in the people and culture around them, and always up for having fun.
I gave them lessons on how to bow properly.
Forty-five degrees, please.
Tokyo is heaven for photographers. Per kept clickity-clicking his camera.
Flower Lolita headband: Gifted from My Velcroe
Goth coffin backpack: h.NAOTO, from Closet Child
Coat: my own design
So far, I’ve worked with TV shows from Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, France, USA, Canada — and now, Belgium. I feel fortunate I am able to do TV hosting. However, I feel I’ve only gotten started — there’s so much more I’ve yet to accomplish!
If you missed the NRK Norway show about Tokyo, it’s on again a few times. (Times, channels and details are here.)
Interested in featuring your clothing/brand/product on one of my TV shows, or in a blog post? Send me an email and we’ll chat.
Japanese Word of the Day: Kyuu – Steep
Song of the Day: SSQ – Walkman On (1983, before she was Stacey Q. Wonderful song.)