While many people are busy scrubbing their homes for Pesach and enlisting their children to work with them, instead three of my boys recently participated in the filming of an ad for a hat company.
Our neighbor was responsible for casting and that’s how we were contacted – it’s not the kind of thing we would have gone out of our way to be part of. The boys were paid a token amount but the real gain was to be part of an interesting learning opportunity and it was with that intention that I agreed they could be part of it.
The video briefly showcases three major life events: the bris of a newborn baby boy, a bar mitzva celebration and a wedding.
Ds11 and ds9 are hard to find unless you’re looking for them but they’re there in the background scenes of the bris. They were considering casting ds11 as the bar mitzva boy but the filming for the bar mitzva portion was done at the end of the day – it was a verrrry long day – and ds11 and ds9 came home before that so they only participated in the bris portion.
A fun surprise was that ds18 was cast as the bridegroom at the last minute so he ended up with a main part. Initially they said they wanted someone with a lighter complexion, but once he was there they decided he was more suitable than the person they had chosen. So he’s the easiest of our three boys to find.
Here’s the video: