My 3rd GCI Commercial is Airing Right Now!

When I auditioned for this commercial by Spawn, I knew it was going to be a good one. They always come out with exciting new ideas! When I received the call that I got the role, I was elated!

This was such a fun shoot, and I got to work with truly amazing and talented people – and for that I GIVE MANY THANKS:

Eric Holzschuh for being a great on-screen partner. You were HILARIOUS!

Frank Pickell for the easy to follow directions – you know exactly how to pull various characters out of your actors!

Brandon Carter for keeping all of us in order and keeping the filmset fun!

Elle Janecek and Zoey Grenier for once again, making us actors look naturally beautiful onscreen. You two know just the correct make-up products to use and how those will show on camera.

Mackenzie Banbury, Gene Boyda and Chris Thomas for keeping all equipment and lighting in order!

Paul Lawrence for recording the perfect sound!

And of course, jack of all trades – Andy Zanto – for Producing and 1st ADing and making it all happen!

I can’t wait to make another one!

With Love,
Jessie Wei

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Piano Practice at the 5th Annual Fancy Pants Pub Crawl

Two nights ago I attended the 5th Annual Fancy Pants Pub Crawl event held in Anchorage, organized by a few friends. In the spirit of the event, a bunch of us get dressy in fancy clothes to pretend we are rich for one night, and then go downtown and visit several bars.

I always get excited when I see a baby grand piano at a venue. I get even more excited when it is a Yamaha.

Luckily for me, our second destination for the night was Whale’s Tail at the super-classy Captain Cook Hotel. I’ve always wanted to play a baby grand piano wearing a Qi Pao, and on this night, I got my opportunity.

Here’s me playing “Rose” (a.k.a “My Heart Will Go On”) piano music from the film Titanic, composed by the late James Horner. Much thanks to my good friend and talented Film Director Carl Weber for filming this.

It was nice to get lost in the music and let my soul sing through the instrument.

I hope you like it.

With Love,
Jessie

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Chance and Rachel Scene from Chance 2017

I am happy to share with you a scene from the feature film Chance (2017) that was filmed in Alaska by the talented team at Bizzay.

In this scene, I (Rachel) play opposite talented actor Tristan Heil (Chance). This scene was such a joy to film because the acting was intensive, and both of us had to summon a lot of different emotions to make the scene authentic. I am proud of what we achieved artistically. I hope you like it.

With Love,
Jessie

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