Josh Cook is the A.D., assistant director, for my first feature film No Ambition. He is also a writer for CBS 13 news, and an up and coming filmmaker. He also writes screenplays, poems, and is working on his first novel. I sat down with Josh on my awesomely soft sofa in my new apartment and we chatted it up.
Josh Harris: What’s going with you right now?
Josh Cook: Dude really, I have nothing to say haha.
JC: I work at CBS 13 west in
JH: So you could basically make them say anything like Ron Burgundy?
JC: I could technically, but every story get’s previewed by a Producer. Plus our anchors aren’t like the other guys from News10 and Fox40, we got some smart ones. But seriously, all the anchors are friends with each other, it’s weird.
JH: What’s the most interesting story you’ve covered?
JC: Well did you hear about this wild fire in
JC: Yea, I cover basic news and breaking news around the area, I don’t do the investigations like a reporter or anchor.
JH: So you do film stuff too, what experiences have you had?
JC: I worked with this guy named George Lucas once… just
kidding. I’ve worked on a few films and
a few music videos out in
JH: You’re the first A.D. on my film No Ambition, how do you feel about that?
JC: It’s exciting. I love new opportunities to advance my career. As long as I’m staying busy I’m happy.
JH: I heard the director doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
JC: He doesn’t, honestly. Like seriously, I’ve been wanting to tell him to just hire me to direct the film.
JH: I don’t think he has enough money.
JC: I’m not cheap.
JH: I am.
JH: So, where were you born and how long have you lived in Solano?
JC: I was born in
JH: What international spots have you been?
JH: What are your plans for the future?
JC: I’m going to film school in
JH: Really? Tom Cruise?
JC: Well he’s not that bad of a guy, he’s just coo coo.
JH: Coco Puffs offered him a sweet endorsement I hear...
JC: I think I’ll just start my own religion someday, I need the money. You only need 10 people I think.
JH: Can I sign up?
JC: Yes. You can be Pontifex Maximus, that’s the chief of the Pagan priests. That’s what the Pope’s title is. Look it up on Wikipedia.
JH: Mmm, no, but I’ll be that if you want. So anyways… big plans. You gonna be a director someday?
JC: Hopefully. Probably. I’m pretty much in charge of the world already, so yea I’m sure.
JH: So everything is your fault.
JC: It is. I take credit for everything.
JH: I think I’ll hate you then.
JC: “In vino veritas.”
JH: “Age quod agis.”
JC: Anyways man, I got to go.
JH: Ok. Peace.
Josh Cook is moving to L.A. most likely in early September, and will embark on his long and illustrious film career down there. I will periodically interview him and others in this blog. Stay tuned for more details on No Ambition. Also, visit Suisun's waterfront and spend lots of money this fourth of July! It's going to rock!