If you’ve not already seen our latest video, check out “Old Sushi: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” on YouTube, our latest bit of fun to promote Konkura.
Now let me tell you about filming this masterpiece and just how embarrassing it was!
Obviously, it’s filmed in a field so there didn’t appear to be anyone around to comment – although the cows nearby certainly seemed enthralled by the sight of a man in a Sumo suit.
However, shortly after setting up to film, a police helicopter appeared about half a mile away. Having spotted a big pink blob in a field, it headed over and repeatedly buzzed me. Maybe they thought I was a somewhat unusual terrorist filming their final video in a Sumo suit. Someone who’d watched Chris Morris’s Four Lions a few too many times perhaps.
Unable to film any more takes due to the noise, I started packing up. I didn’t want to look like I was legging it, so obviously I paused, as any northern boy would, for a few minutes to eat the pie (meat and potato, quite tasty, since you ask).
Having packed up the camera and put the tripod in its bag, I was just about to sling the latter over my shoulder when I realised it could, to an already suspicious police helicopter, look like a gun.
I had visions of armed police showing up any minute, so ended up sheepishly wandering away, trying to blend in as much as someone in a full sumo suit can.
I’m sure I gave the police a good laugh, although I’m expecting to show up on Police…Camera…Action sometime soon!