Monkey Business

I was shooting a spot  where a monkey screws in a light bulb in one or two scenes. It’s a living. The monkey has to climb a ladder and screw in the bulb.  Of course the monkey can’t start the bulb, so the trainer has him unscrew the bulb and we’ll reverse the film. The trainer works with the monkey for a week and the little guy does it on cue perfectly.

Agency guy says the monkey should do It more slowly.

I go to the monkey and say:

‘Do it slower.’

The monkey does it the same.

I go to agency guy:

‘You tell him. He won’t listen to me’