"Just for shits and giggles," as Ernie would say...
Dear Paul Thomas Anderson,
Hope all’s well.
By way of introduction, I wrote and produced my first promos with the legendary Ernie Anderson back at the dawn of the 80’s. He was ever loathe to work in the announce booth, so my dozens of subsequent voiceover sessions with Ernie, throughout the 80’s and beyond, were almost always conducted elbow to elbow.
Fast fwd to the present: my producing partner and I are developing a film, MISS NOVEMBER SWEEPS; and I’m writing to you with this personal heads up that the story features a pivotal character, ARTIE ABBOTT, who is largely based on my own - apparently indelible - experiences with Ernie.
This project is one from the heart, my movie Valentine to our fabled "Promowood" scene at the dawn of the 80's in L.A.
We can see/hear Bryan Cranston working his Breaking Bad magic as Artie.
We can also see/hear Eddie Redmayne as JUSTIN PAGE, THE NARRATOR.
And we're very much intrigued by the possibility of doing Miss November as a podcast. Here's a sample with Ernie doing Artie.
To sample Artie Abbott on the page, email for for Chapter One "The Voice in Her Head".
All the best,