Category: Video

You are a Candidate…For Our Video

*Update: because of awesome photos being submitted like the one above (Joey S with Joss Whedon!), we are extending the deadline and accepting photos for this video compilation until 8/5!

As we prepare for our live charity webcast on Saturday, August 25, we are putting together several videos to play during brief breaks. And we’d like to recruit YOU for a very special compilation video, because you are our best Candidates.

If you are interested in participating, simply email a photo of yourself holding a hand-written or printed sign with any variation of the below. You do NOT have to be a LOST fan to submit a photo – all are welcome!

  • I’m helping Cancer Get LOST for … (insert name of loved one/friend who has or had cancer)
  • Cancer sucks. Let’s help Cancer Get LOST!

Be creative with your message – all we ask is that you include the words “Cancer Gets LOST.”  The photo does not have to be staged or complicated – take it as/where you are, or include LOST-related clothing or props, etc. Please keep in mind that, given the subject matter and goal of this charity (to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society), we are aiming to create a serious and touching video.

* Please email photos by 8/5/12 to: jo [at] jopinionated [dot] com

Thank you in advance for your interest! This video will air during the live webcast on 8/25/12.

– Jo

BONUS: If you submit a photo for our video, we will send you a lovely Save the Date magnet. Please include your address when you email the photo – thank you!

Dr. Linus

Met up with Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus on LOST, and currently Harold Finch on Person of Interest) at a benefit for Reading Opens Minds in LA… and thanks to him, we now have several items autographed for our charity auction in August!

And as an added bonus, here’s a clip of Michael doing a reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens!

Person of Interest returns for a second season this Fall on CBS.

The Transmission: A Message from Damon Lindelof

To be very honest, when we received this video, our first reaction was: WOW. Our second reaction was: THANK YOU! We are absolutely honored to have Damon’s support, and are extremely grateful that he created this video for our cause, given what is currently on his plate:

  • Promoting Prometheus (a film he co-wrote that will be in wide release starting tonight!)
  • Releasing a new comic book that he wrote (you can purchase a digital copy of “Legends of the Dark Knight: The Butler Did It” here)
  • Producing the untitled Star Trek sequel (which he also co-wrote)
  • Co-writing a new film (1952) with Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen

The fact is that Damon created and wrote the show that spawned the community that inspired this charity; we realize the magnitude of his video contribution, and how it will affect our fundraising efforts for the National Brain Tumor Society. Thus, we really appreciate and want to thank both Damon Lindelof and his amazing assistant Josie, for coordinating efforts in support of Cancer Gets LOST!

And in case you missed our recent announcement, here are details about the official Cancer Gets LOST charity auction and live webcast, with an introduction from another familiar friendly LOST face!

– Jo & Jared


So I Guess We’re In The Book Club

This past weekend, we were fortunate enough to have attended a fundraiser for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, which featured none other than Elizabeth Mitchell (a.k.a. Dr. Juliet Burke), who was just amazingly supportive of Cancer Gets LOST!

It was an evening of good food, awesome wine, and even awesomer company, followed by a pretty lengthy dialogue with Ms Mitchell, moderated by my wonderful partner-in-crime Jo Garfein (a.k.a. JOpinionated). We’ll be making another detailed post very soon about that evening (along with sneak peeks at some cool stuff that she signed for our auction), but in the meantime, we’re pleased as punch to be able to share with you some footage from that dialogue on our brand new YouTube channel!

We’d like to thank everyone at KRLF, and especially Mr. Peter Raffa, for this incredible opportunity!



P/S. All 5 videos should play back-to-back (Total running time is 50:51). The first couple of videos are a bit blurry because it didn’t occur to me to FOCUS – d’oh! Also, please pardon the frog choir in the last couple of videos. We didn’t invite them.

Synopses of each video:

Part 1: Elizabeth talks about her love for reading, her favorite roles to play, and her work as Dr. Juliet Burke on LOST.

Part 2: Elizabeth talks about working on V, moving to Washington, her upcoming Lifetime movie with Rob Lowe about the Casey Anthony story, and social media (she’s neither on Facebook nor Twitter).

Part 3: Elizabeth talks about filming the final scene in the church on LOST (which happened to fall on her birthday) and her love for theater.

Part 4: Elizabeth answers questions about the direction that V would have gone in if it hadn’t been canceled, whether or not Juliet was pregnant when she died (and more about LOST), who her favorite authors/genres are, and her son’s penchant for performing.

Part 5: Elizabeth answers questions about how she met her husband (actor/acting coach Chris Soldevilla, who coaches Jared Gilmore from Once Upon A Time), auditioning, people she’s worked with, her dream roles, if she’s been asked to be on Fringe or Game of Thrones, her tastes in music, and Josh Holloway’s real-life nickname for her.