It was really fun working with Jason Castro. My wife, Eliza, is his acting coach. It was all a six degrees of separation thing. And my stepson, Keaton Simons, plays music with Jason. They both have songs in this movie. They’re going on tour together; they’re co-headlining. They’re real pals; they write and hang out together. They’re really cool.
An article about Jason’s foray into acting in “The Perfect Summer”, and a few other things as well.
The whole idea of acting in a film was “terrifying,” Castro said, even with an acting coach. “She helped me walk and talk through it. I had to learn lines I didn’t believe when I was just by myself. But when I went on set around the other actors, all that stuff disappeared. You just fall into the moment. You’re having a conversation. It was a cool creative thing I had never done before. When writing songs, you try to create a scene. Here, you are the scene.”
There are lots more videos after the jump. And we have recaps, too, and some AWESOME photos in our forums–thanks, ohiocastrofan, sluttywhorelawyer, chocolatechic, LC, PRNCt, chichi, misfit toys, sacsis, parisgirl!
And thanks for the videos, misfit toys and chocolatechic and ohiocastrofan and PRNC5, and the finds, Jasonized!
Remember that movie Jason was filming a few weeks back? Here are a couple of trailers, and Jason is in both of ’em:
Check your cable listings for the UP (Uplifting Entertainment) station–The Perfect Summer is premiering (according to the YouTube info) on July 13th and 14th at 7, 9, and 11 pm. Save the date and set your various recording devices!
Jason Castro plays ukulele and sings “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on the streets of Albany, NY (North Pearl Street) June 4, 2013. We missed the song during his performance, but the masterly American Idol 7 contender was gracious enough to do it again for us.
If you are not familiar with it, ONE is “The Campaign to Make Poverty History” started by Bono. The goal of the agit8 campaign is to get as many voices as possible speaking out to the world leaders gathering at the G8 Summit in the UK in June. To that end, they have an amazing group of performers singing protest songs, and Jason’s voice is being heard singing Bob Marley’s Redemption Song:
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