Sugar Pi Fairy

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Sugar Pi Fairy

We’ve been looking forward to sharing this. Earlier this year, Jason’s friend (and past documentary subject) John Brown recommended him for a Nerdist project. Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) was working on a math / comedy (mathedy?) series and needed someone to direct and post a short music video based around the mathematical constant pi. We shot all primary photography (Danica and ballerinas) in one day in June followed by a couple of short pick-up shoots throughout the summer to grab the various celebrity cameos. Jason handled all of the post: editing, color, compositing, animation, design, etc. As a sign of her appreciation, Danica brought him a homemade chocolate pecan pie afterwards. He’d never had a client bake him a pastry before or deliver it to his somewhat secluded (by L.A. standards) residence. She is setting a high bar for all future clientele.

And, yes, she really did have the whole song memorized.

Sugar Pi Fairy