I was thinking to have actors do interviews, but then I realized I would likely have to educate them on cannabis and perhaps even how state governments work…
I realized it may be better to use an actual broadcast journalist for the projects I have in mind (or even agricultural journalists who may have that as a base). This way, I can do pre-production activities that do not include Agriculture 101 Training for actors.
I also believe that a legitimate broadcast journalist would not only do a great job, but they would bring a special brand of passion to the production — versus “acting” (where we can all tell the passion is faked). I want to stay away from falsified interest.
Not only should this journalist grab our viewers’ attention and keep them focused on the production, but we’re looking to get the audience engaged enough to buy stickers and other bling we will be selling in order to fund the effort.
Industrial hemp will be the first topic covered in the series — helping the audience to understand how plants grow, and perhaps explaining some simple terms. We’ll also be discussing how hemp influenced us historically in the past, as many still believe it was a threat to cotton and timber. (This is why I’d prefer to get someone with an agricultural background of some sort).
Our “Talking Head” should be far more than just a pretty face. They must be able to convey an interest that is not faked and is very much from the heart.
If you think you could fill this role, or have a recommendation for someone who could, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter @greathemptour