As if he didn’t have enough on his plate with concerts, podcasts, wrestling, and organizing cruise ship voyages … Chris Jericho can now add indie film camera operator to his resume.
Popular filmmaker/actor Kevin Smith posted a picture with Y2J last night from a movie shoot in Florida where Jericho is playing a streamer named “The Gator Chaser.”
Smith wrote on Instagram it’s a low budget film involving students — and because of that, he asked Jericho to operate his own camera for his scene.
“Homey goes with the flow and not only CRUSHES his character and dialogue but shoots a damn spooky scene as well! That’s the kind of actor or actress you need on an indie film: a partner who’ll not only carry their end of the bargain but also help elevate the entire production as well,” Smith wrote.
Smith said Jericho had just flown over from Europe but was energetic and professional. He added he’ll work with him again in the future because, “film IS Jericho!”
Read the director’s full post below.
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Presenting The Gator Chaser – a nasty-ass South Florida streamer played by @chrisjerichofozzy! I’ve been shooting a horror anthology called #KillroyWasHere with the kids of @ringlingcollege, @digitalcaviar and #semkhorproductions for about a year now. Over the course of three trips to #sarasota, we’ve been making a modern-day #creepshow kinda flick with 70% of the crew being students so filled with raw talent, their pure passion for film and ability to find fixes to production problems makes up for any deficit of experience. Every crew member wears multiple hats on a low budget film – so last night when Jericho got to set, I asked the master podcaster and #wwe icon to not only act but also operate the camera for himself in his scene as well! When presented with this info, did the Fozzy frontman show trepidation? No way: homey goes with the flow and not only CRUSHES his character and dialogue but shoots a damn spooky scene as well! That’s the kind of actor or actress you need on an indie film: a partner who’ll not only carry their end of the bargain but also help elevate the entire production as well! And even when this pic was taken at 4 in the morning, Chris was all energetic – and mind you, he just got back from Europe the night before. I’ve been wanting to work with the man since we guested on each other’s podcasts and I was delighted to discover an actor I’ll cast forever now! Because film IS Jericho! #KevinSmith #chrisjericho #talkisjericho #fozzy #florida #indiefilm #ringlingcollege #digitalcaviar