Rookie Sleepover / by Charlene Wang

I recently worked on a really fun commercial, er I mean, "branded content" for Footaction as part of the Art Department.  The commercial was in honor of the NBA All-Star Game that was in town in Brooklyn.  The concept of a "Rookie Sleepover" was created by Big Breakfast

I would also like to note this spot was my cellphone's on-screen debut:

That's my phone that  Bojan Bogdanovic  is holding while he prank calls  Elfrid Payton . 

That's my phone that Bojan Bogdanovic is holding while he prank calls Elfrid Payton

First of all, I would like to say it is hilarious for someone who knows virtually nothing about the NBA (me), that Bojan Bogdanovic is someone I actually recognized because at THE ONE NBA GAME I'VE EVER BEEN TO he scored so many points I remembered him. 

This is my husband Tony and I at each of our first NBA Game at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. It was fun and it was a good game that was close throughout (it was Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets). Tony is in fact the person who gave me the phone case that you see in the shot.  

This is my husband Tony and I at each of our first NBA Game at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. It was fun and it was a good game that was close throughout (it was Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets). Tony is in fact the person who gave me the phone case that you see in the shot.  

Also, I noticed Bojan Bogdanovic's name during the game (and remembered it during the shoot) because it is Serbo-Croatian.

After reading one of the best articles of my life about the fascinating history and cultures in the Balkan region and visiting a friend in Serbia and traveling together to Montenegro and Croatia I sort of have a soft spot for anything Balkan now. 

Some snapshots from Belgrade, Serbia where I visited my friend Melanie in 2013. The produce there was crazy fresh, beautiful, and delicious I did a lot of cooking while I was there. 

Some snapshots from Belgrade, Serbia where I visited my friend Melanie in 2013. The produce there was crazy fresh, beautiful, and delicious I did a lot of cooking while I was there. 

After its on screen debut, my phone has let it get to his head and is acting like a demanding star now: