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Published on May 1st, 2021 | by Biz Books

Crazy8s2021: Jessey Nelson

BizBooks.net is pleased to support Crazy8s2021.

Six new short films for 2021 will be shared at an online Gala Screening on May 1, 2021 followed immediately by a Virtual AfterParty on Gather.

Production on the six short films took place in mid-March over the 8 celebrated days. Tickets are now available at www.crazy8s.film.

We spoke to Jessey Nelson about Crumbs.

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Can you start by telling us about you, your Crazy8s film, and your involvement?

Hey! I am the co-founder of SPK Productions and the sketch comedy crew known as The Smashed Potato Kids. I co-directed and co-wrote the film Crumbs. It’s the story of a young boy who loses his father at a young age. After his mom remarries an abusive man, Shylo conjures up an imaginary friend from a childhood book to help him with his traumas in life.

What was the most memorable moment for you in the Crazy8s process?

Honestly, being able to work with amazing people. We brought a big crew from out production company/sketch world to make this film and all the new people along the way were amazing. We created some great human connection on this journey.

What would your advice be for anyone considering Crazy8s?

Make sure to bring people that you love with you on this journey. Get people together who are passionate about your idea. Find a way to have as much fun on the journey because before you know it the film is made and it’s on to the next journey. Also get information from past Crazy 8’s participants. Most people are more than willing to give advice.

What books would be valuable to have read before participating in Crazy8s?

Ha! I write a lot but i do not read too much too be honest. What helped me was reaching out to as many people who had much more experience than I did and learning from them. I also watched a couple Master Classes on directing (Scorsese and Ron Howard).

What other projects are you working on and where can we find out more about you?

Lots of stuff! We are currently working on an anthology series and feature film pitch with the concept of Crumbs.

We are working on making more comedy sketches and releasing a pilot sketch show within the year. We also just started and AD Agency called SPK Creative. Lots of fun content creating moves!

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Thanks to Jessey Nelson for speaking with us!

For more information, please visit Crazy8s.film.


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