We developed an interactive commercial for Asics Shoes this past month...

I work for "Wilderness", an experimental performance company that really pushes the envelope of the traditional theatre-going experience. This past month we were hired to create an "Urban Noir Race" for Asics Shoes.  "Urban Noir Race"...when I first heard the term I couldn't imagine what that meant or looked like either. Imagine Asics' top influencers and bloggers coming to downtown LA to run a race...except it's not just your ordinary race. Runners make there way throughout the city streets and into various locations where we have set up a running plot!...they enter a new building...they follow the clues from staged characters for said plot. 

Their goal?...find the "Lady in Red". When the race finished all of the runners found themselves in an abandoned theatre where their mysterious "Lady in Red" character reveals herself on stage Top it all off with a bangin' sing/dance number on the beautiful and iconic abandoned Roxie Theatre Stage and you have yourself a deal! RUNNING MAGIC! 

 

"Don't be Cruel".

A great teacher once told me, "If you bring forth what is within you it will save you, if you do not, it will destroy you"...Something I found to be true true true. It seems the older I get the more comfortable I am expelling these "things within me"...good or bad!...which is exciting! "Don't be Cruel" is a little short I made out of one of those necessities within. I think it's inspired by my trying to understand love and heartbreak...Exploring the things that the heart goes through, an expose' perhaps! Annnd paint is my favorite and so much fun. I just hope Billy Swan doesn't mind I copped the tune...

"Pizza Dreams."

Best Pal Corey Frank and I wrote this tune after he was leaving The Osprey one evening (a popular "Jersey Shore" bar in the town where we grew up) and a lass was taking a cat-nap in her pizza box. Her friends were sitting next to her which made Corey ponder if this was a usual night for the Pizza Girl. Welcome to the Jersey Shore in the summertime...

"The Taco Song."

An absolute favorite pastime of mine is writing/performing music.  Most of my "music" is off-the-cuff, more often than not drunk, random improv. about whatever anyone tells me to sing about at that particular moment.  Rebecca and I were sitting on the floor of my apartment drinking wine and eating tacos one fine evening in Los Angeles...it was then that the "The Taco Song" was magically written. The following day we got a few 40oz of Budweiser, sat on the stoop and filmed it...

Two young girls lookin' for a good taco
Just runnin' round town lookin' for the best taco
Gives you free guac. than you know you've got a friend
Soft shell or hard shell it doesn't really matter in the end

That's just a lie I've had my fair share of hard shells
It turns out a soft shell is really what a woman needs
But sometimes it's hard to tell if you want hard or soft
Who are we kidding, now it sounds like we're talking about penises

The end of the story is something that's hard to tell
It ends up with two girls sitting at a Taco Bell
Why?

'Cause we're just two young girls lookin' for a chalupa
Just runnin' round town eatin' tons of chalupas
Two young girls lookin' for a chalupa
Just runnin' round town eatin' tons of chalupas

Moral of the story, you don't have to cry
You can have it both as long as you like it deep fried
Deep Fried
Deep Fried
Deep Fried
Deeeeeeep Frrrieeeeeed


Written/Perfomed by: Jacqueline Tozzi and Rebecca
Filmed by: Jamie Gyftakis

Surfing Magazine's "Off Script" Episode 1

When one of my best friends/extremely talented and always controversial writer at Surfing Magazine approached me with this project I was fuckin hyped. Being able to finally exercise some improv work and hang with some of my closest friends while doing it sounded like the ultimate job. In "Off Script" you can see me swing a gavel, eat donuts, hangout with some sweet dolphins, and make fun of basically everything as far as surf culture is concerned. Check out Surfing's website or my youtube link below for the whole episode. About to ruffle up a feather or two.

 http://www.surfingmagazine.com/video/off-script-episode-1/#6eiAeWq5DwAL3qJv.97 

"Study Break" - Collaborative Sketch Short

As easy as getting a few creative minds together and fully committing to an idea...this short comedic sketch was written by my best friend, and very talented comedy writer Jamie Gyftakis. Luckily we had the on-screen talent of Max Hamilton and the direction of Alex Vergel to solidify the piece. We also had a lot of fun making it ;-).