Tom Cruise is My Roommate

Posted: August 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

I had just bought an IPhone 3GS and I was really excited about its video capability. I was hungry to shoot something, anything, on it. One evening, while hanging with my roommate, Blake, the two of us concocted a high concept no budget idea that utilized our existing “free” assets- our apartment in Astoria, a frisbee, and a purple tooth brush. The series, called Tom Cruise is my Roommate, was born.  We thought it would be funny to create a series about what it would be like if Tom Cruise was your roommate.  Not the Tom Cruise you all know, the mega movie star married to Kate Holmes.  Instead, as in the Cockblock Series, Tom Cruise, with his pearly white smile and enormous energy,  is inserted in these otherworldly scenarios.  It’s like a parallel universe, where a copy of Tom Cruise is living out a slightly different reality. In this case, its a far away parallel universe, since he’s unmarried, poor, and lives in a humble apartment in Queens with a roommate.  I believe this is why the comedy works and has had a terrific response virally. Although it’s only reached approx 10k views, the comments have been really encouraging and positive.  Blake and I plan on shooting several more, since their inexpensive and fun to do. Check out our first episode, then look at the same episode doctored by The Church of Scientology (I was amused and frightened at the same instant).

MY VERSION:

Church of Scientology Version. Can’t believe they spent time to edit this, do credits, and claim it as their own creation. SO Bizarre!

And here’s the slightly longer follow-up episode, where I instruct Blake on the proper vitamin regiment and what a perfect full bodied workout consists of.  Since Cruise’s greatest attribute is his gigantic gut busting laugh, I thought it would be fitting to have him laugh throughout his entire workout.

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