I recently shot a commercial with Vinnie the mini horse. Wow, what a diva! I have never worked with such a diva before. We were filming a talk show scene, where I play a typical American Talk show host and interview Vinnie. He wouldn’t even look at me. We filmed for two hours straight, take after take, and he totally ignored me. I even fed him carrots and he still avoided eye contact with me. On top of that his hair was styled in a diva-ish way. Then after each take he would walk off set. Sometimes before the take was over! Then his trainer would get him to sit down again by banging a stick in the ground and backing him up, slow as hell, centimeter by centimeter. When he finally decided to sit we would shoot right away, and then he walked off. It was hilarious. Anyways, here is the commercial.
The Local Sweden just did an interview with me about International Theater Stockholm. Check it out!
Somebody had some time on their hands and put together a bunch of my lines from PayDay 2. This character was so fun to voice since I am such a big Swayze fan. Yes this was all an homage to Swayze from my perspective.
I am super fired up to be the voice of Bodhi in Pay Day 2! I am a huge Swayze fan and Point Break fan so it was very fun to bring my version of Bodhi to life. Pretty awesome to be two characters in the game, Old Hoxton who is a pretty hard ass character, and Bodhi who is a little more spiritual/crazy living on the edge type of bad ass.
Commercial for Odlo – The Art of Layering! This is playing on TV in many different countries in Europe!
One of my new shows I created is premiering this Fall at Södra Teatern in Stockholm. I am fired up because this show is so much fun to act in and we have an amazing cast. Only 2 shows this fall so don’t miss it!
A charismatic Troubadour takes the audience for a journey in this soulful, gritty and hilarious improvised tale about dreams. With beautiful music and captivating storytelling this tale will not only entertain but move you as well.
Location: Mosebacke Etablissemant, Mosebacke Torg 1
Showtimes: All shows start at 19.30
If you would like to book a table and eat before the show a discount is available!
Director: Josh Lenn
Cast: Ola Aurell, Josh Lenn & Katarina Wahlberg
I continue to be the face of 100% Proffs this time in the form of James Bond. The full commercial video comes out in the end of August, but here is a little preview. Pretty slick work by DW Interactive!
I was selected as an artist to perform at TEDx Stockholm. I was super excited about this because I am a huge TED fan, and was happy to hear that they also have artists performing as well as inspiring talks. I asked my colleagues Katarina Wahlberg and Veronica Bergstrom Carlsten and musician Ira Mogilevsky to join me on stage. I knew right away that I wanted to do an improvised TED talk. TED talks are so rehearsed and packed full of so much good content that performing one improvised sounded exhilarating. Also, performing it as a three way collaboration and letting the audience pick the topics increased the difficulty level. It was so much fun, and such an honor to perform at TED. It is always a challenge to make improv theater come alive on film because some of the magic of the performance, the audiences involvement and overall communal experience is lost. However, I think this video does a pretty good job capturing a lot of it.