Cauliflower (United States | 2016, 2 min)

Directed by: Natasha Straley

Cauliflower is a poetic 2 min sketch of millennials denying ignorance.

Interview:

Short Sketch Comedy Video: Cauliflower
Interviewee: Phoebe Torres
Interviewed by: Megan Boyle, Short Sketch Curator

Q: How did you come up with your sketch idea??

My friends and I used to do this bit all the time in which one or all of us didn’t know what cauliflower was. I honestly have no idea how it started, but this sketch is kind of a tribute to those goofballs.

Q: What dictated your choices in how you filmed your sketch??

I defaulted 100% to the expertise of my producer/DP Shoshanna Withers and my director Natasha Straley. They are geniuses. If they jumped off a cliff, I would jump off a cliff.

Q: What hurdles did you face while making this sketch??

The usual ones. Funding, replacing a few cast and crew members who had last minute emergencies, having the space for a limited amount of time. Also I wrote the most difficult to memorize tongue twister of a line for myself. Rookie mistake. Never again.

Q: There is truth in comedy, what sort of truths were you hoping to touch on with this sketch??

I think we’ve all experienced both sides of this situation: someone lying really obviously and the other person totally knowing it. Nobody wants to admit their ignorance, but we’re all ignorant about something. And denying it just makes us look even dumber.

Q: Do you have any plans for sequels or additional sketches surrounding these characters/themes??

I certainly plan on doing more sketches with these ladies, and the characters are versions of ourselves, so I think there’s a good chance we’ll see them again!