"CLANDESTINE DIRECTOR JOSEPH CAMPO INTERVIEW- MAKING THE CUT
We sat down with the director of the hilarious internet mini series, The Clandestine. We get to know the man behind the show a little better and get some insight into how the show came together. To watch the show now so you can join in the conversation follow the link
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Joseph Campo. I'm an American video director/producer and I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
How long have you been in the industry?
I started out as an actor when I was just a kid, went to University for acting, and after a handful of years, realised I had no real control over my career. I had taken a day job at Nomad Editing, a company in LA that edits commercials, and when I was there I realised that if I made the movies, I would have more control, and I could maybe even star myself in them. My acting career really took a dive at that point because I loved directing and producing.
Where did your inspiration for The Clandestine come from?
We have a client at the company I work at now called Gingerparts.com. They sell motorcycle parts. I had wanted to make a web series for a while, so I made one for them about bikers, in the hopes they would sponsor it, and they did! And since it existed on the web and also because I sort of am one myself, I made it about geeks who want to be bad ass bikers.
Can you tell us a little bit more about the clandestine project?
You can watch the show at http://TheClandestine.TV Its a comedy web series about a group of geeks who form an outlaw motorcycle club. The show is 13 episodes at 5 minutes a pop. In a larger sense, the show is about breaking free from the cubicle of life. We all have an outlaw deep down inside, and this show poses the question, what if the people that were least likely to let that outlaw out did?
Is there one Hollywood actor that you would love to have work on the Clandestine?
So many. Liam Neeson, who's a biker and from Northern Ireland. Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, who travelled around the world on motorcycles for Long Way Round and Long Way Down. Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer, who practically live on their bikes. Hugh Jackman, David Hasselhoff, Justin Timberlake, Matt LeBlanc, all bikers. I would also love for Felicia Day to make an appearance because she's something of a personal hero of mine. I don't think she rides a motorcycle but we could fake it, I'm sure.
Do you have any other projects coming in the near future?
Yes, a few other things in development, but we're spending most of our time making sure people see The Clandestine.
How can people support your current and future projects?
The Clandestine Website: http://TheClandestine.TV
Our YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/VideoHackerTV
Where can people learn more about you?