MK: Corporate Short

MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:12 pm

Has anyone seen this on MK's IMDB page? I'm thinking it's not our Michael Kitchen. Any thoughts?

Laffey Estates Corporate Short Trailer (Short)
Mike

"This short advert for corporate usage is the basic story from how this small acorn of a business grew into a wonderful giant and successful real estate / development company. This is a 20 min short film & all cast are actors not staff.

Directed by the brilliant English actor/director 'Luing Andrews'

Filmed in the USA for Laffey. Universal US produced. All cast members are sort from the USA actors SAG school in NYC. Filmed by Universal productions for Laffey. To be released early September 2014. All funds for this production have been created by Laffy's own accounts . All credits to be listed by the USA for this production.

Signed by :- PA to 'Luing Andrews' Sadie Holmes for and on behalf of Universal Productions and Luing Andrews"

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Samfan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:21 pm

I saw that the other day, and meant to post here. I don't think it's 'our' MK, because it appears the actors are trained at an American school---MK was not. And perhaps you have to be an American actor for this production?

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:32 pm

That's what I thought, too. "Directed by the brilliant English actor/director 'Luing Andrews".... That's what gave me pause.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Wolesley » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:17 pm

Wow, that looks so suspicious.
Yes, Luing Andrews is an actor and perhaps director, but there are a few strange notes in the description: SAG is now SAG-AFTRA since 2012, and they are the union of screen or film, television, radio performers. They don't run a school in New York. They do offer workshops and seminars, taught by volunteers, to help members hone their craft and get work, but you couldn't call it a school.

The PA listed, Sadie Holmes, is the name of a porn star. Could be a different gal, who knows.

There are only two cast members named - Luing himself and MK. MK may be a member of SAG-AFTRA, but wouldn't claim to have gone to school in NY.

The write up has been done by Luing himself, or so it says. Possible they are friends or colleagues,though they don't seem to have worked together before.

But I can't imagine MK traveling to NY to do a corporate film. Hardly worth his time and money. He might have provided a voiceover, recorded in the UK???

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:25 pm

Voice over might make some sense. Agree, can't see MK going to NY for a corporate film. Surely, he can't be that desperate for work! Puzzling.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Wolesley » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:33 pm

None of the three key Laffey executives is named 'Ben' which is the name of the character Luing plays, Ben Laffey. Also, it doesn't look like a particularly impressive real estate company. Quite run of the mill. And it's only a 20-minute film.
Perhaps it will disappear from MK's imdb page?

Here's a thought, maybe his son did the music for it? So he chipped in with a voiceover?

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:48 pm

Just all seems a bit farfetched. Will keep checking Jack's BlueBear Music page to see if it shows up.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Lynnedean » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:50 pm

If it's Our Boy, I'll eat Foyle's trilby. But I have no fear of having to do so. If it's not a daft case of matching the name to the wrong actor, then it's just someone messing about.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:01 pm

I agree. Think it's a case of mistaken identity. Many actors do things in other countries that they wouldn't do in their own, like adverts, but this real estate company just seems so far removed from MK and the UK. It's also a weird thing to be on his IMDB page. None of his voice over adverts are on there.

Who posts projects on the IMDB pages?

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby starlight » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:49 am

Saw this, and asked myself "What would Foyle do?". He'd ask, wouldn't he?

So I've emailed Laffey, and asked 'em. :rofl:

If nothing else, the bloody awful English constructions in the writeup ought to earn Sadie a cyber-smack from the Corporate image people.

Watch this space...

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:26 pm

I sent him a tweet. Hope he answers one of us.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:33 pm

He replied!.....I am floored. Can't believe MK would come to the US to do a 20 min corporate short???? Unless, of course, he will be here to work on another project.

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OK, Lynne, now we want to see a video of you eating that trilby! :lol:

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Englishfan » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:54 pm

Amazing. But maybe Mr. Kitchen likes doing these things, the man is his friend, or the Kitchen's private, family business does these promotions. Seems odd that he'd come to NYC for it. Perhaps he can do his part from England.

Salt on the hat, Lynne?! Any of us could have been caught saying something like that, though. Just far fetched to think Mr. Kitchen would be a part of this promo.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby starlight » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:49 pm

The plot thickens then. Response I got from Laffey was:
Good morning,

This production is not a Laffey Fine Homes production. We do not have a Ben Laffey in our organization.

Regards,
Patty Ottati

Client Services Coordinator
Laffey Fine Homes
Phone: 516-626-1500 x 257
Toll Free: 866.MOVE2NY
patriciaottati@laffey.com


So perhaps I emailed the wrong Laffey? :D
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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:06 pm

starlight wrote:
So perhaps I emailed the wrong Laffey? :D



Maybe ask Luing? All very strange. A corporate film that the corporation knows nothing about!

In his continuing plot to drive us nuts, Mr K has done it again :lol: :lol:

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby jewell » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:55 pm

I can see The Man taking some firm up on an offer of an expense paid trip to NYC. Especially if the Mrs wanted to go.

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:34 pm

Not sure why a relatively local real estate agency would pay for him to fly here. If they wanted a British "voice", there are so many Brits here to choose from. His is not exactly a household name here in the US.

Still puzzled..... :noidea:

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby starlight » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:06 pm

Well, well, well :wink: . Luing is Mister November on this "Hot Stars and Firefighters" Charity Calendar :shock:

I've twitted him to ask which Laffey. Let's see what he has to say :toetap:

I wonder if he met MK from some connection relating to the recent Shaftesbury firefighting fundraiser?
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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby amiga » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:12 pm

starlight wrote:Well, well, well :wink: . Luing is Mister November on this "Hot Stars and Firefighters" Charity Calendar :shock:

I've twitted him to ask which Laffey. Let's see what he has to say :toetap:

I wonder if he met MK from some connection relating to the recent Shaftesbury firefighting fundraiser?


I thought that too. Looked carefully but didn't see MK. Now that's a calendar I'd buy!

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Re: MK: Corporate Short

Postby Wolesley » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:59 pm

Okay, the firefighting charity fundraiser connection makes sense. But not the flying to NY for a 20-minute in-house corporate film.
We await further developments.

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