Reality Show….Keeping Up With Jill and Kate (#31DaysofBlogging)

We know what you’re thinking...OMG, are our pals j&k going to be the new Kardashians?

Well, late last year we were approached by a production company about shooting our very own Jill and Kate Reality Show {insert applause here!} Ha! It seemed like a crazy adventure that we’d definitely be up for and so we began the process of developing the concept with them. It would be following our journey as independent artists. The production company we were working with is AMAZING. We seriously love them. The first step was that we began filming little pieces on our iPhones of behind the scenes stuff, normal every-day life stuff, etc. for the production company to piece together and get networks interested. Then, in early January we got a call saying: A NETWORK IS INTERESTED & THEY WANT TO SHOOT A SIZZLE REEL! Woohoo. Wait. What’s a sizzle reel? Hahaa. Exactly our thoughts.

Basically a sizzle reel is a mini, mini pilot episode. It meant that a network is interested enough to pay to have this made and we have a real shot at the show becoming a reality. Insert excitement. Insert fun freak out. Then they said, oh btw, it’s happening in a week!

So, a crew showed up. Put cameras in our cars. Put microphones on us. Moved furniture. Added lights...lots of lights and we shot a sizzle reel. You guys, IT WAS SO FUN. It was exhausting but energizing at the same time. We loved that the director let us do us. He wasn’t creating false drama or making us people that we weren’t. The shoot was supposed to be a “day in the life”...so in a day this is what we did:

-did some baking at home

-hair & make-up glam session

-had a fitting

-did a faux video shoot (yes, that’s why you never got a Rocky Road official video...we were faux shooting it for the reality show...and we had every intention of going back and finishing it but we never did. our bad.)

-did a photo-shoot

-had coffee with our friends Chip & Patty (Chip plays Deacon on Nashville)

-finalized a mix in the studio with our producer Dave Welsh

Yeah….all in a day! So, after we wrapped we felt good, that we did our best and knew that we’d just have to wait. Wait to see if the network liked us. Ugh, that part you guys was not so fun. Nothing like literally having your life up to be judged by random television producers. The waiting went on FOR MONTHS. Tune in tomorrow to see what the outcome has been...

Here are some never-before-seen-pictures from the sizzle reel shoot. Life is crazy y’all.

Love,

j&k

Just act natural. Sure, okay! This is totally the norm while fixing my morning coffee. 

Just act natural. Sure, okay! This is totally the norm while fixing my morning coffee. 

Move a little more this way….very complicated stuff happening during our fitting for the video shoot and photo-shoot with our talented friend Lesley. 

Move a little more this way….very complicated stuff happening during our fitting for the video shoot and photo-shoot with our talented friend Lesley. 

Interviews….talk, talk, talk...

Interviews….talk, talk, talk...

Valerie helped us for the shoot. She was awesome-sauce per usual.

Valerie helped us for the shoot. She was awesome-sauce per usual.

Glam time!

Glam time!

Jill's best side-eyed-smize with Joseph fixing up her hair.

Jill's best side-eyed-smize with Joseph fixing up her hair.

Studio vibes...

Studio vibes...

Mr. Dave Welsh ladies and gents...

Mr. Dave Welsh ladies and gents...

Interviews in-between faux video shooting...

Interviews in-between faux video shooting...

Video shooting...

Video shooting...

Took a bit to adjust to cameras being 5 feet from your face all day.

Took a bit to adjust to cameras being 5 feet from your face all day.

Coffee shop with Chip & Patty. 

Coffee shop with Chip & Patty. 

Fingers crossed…..

Fingers crossed…..