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Behind the Scenes with Sony and Me Ra!

Me Ra Koh

Hey friends! This is Brian! I’m filling in today for Me Ra. She just wrapped up a full week of filming with Sony, and she is exhausted! But we are all excited for you to see what we’ve been up to. When Sony gives us the okay to “spill the beans”, we will! Thank you so much for keeping Me Ra in your prayers last week. Her voice hung in there, and even though the kids were throwing up before the filming and had fevers, Me Ra shined! However, she couldn’t talk on Saturday morning, but she made it through the end of Friday. 🙂 And she is SUPER thankful for all your support.

I took a bunch of Behind the Scenes photos that I thought you would have fun seeing. And FYI, Me Ra and Genie have tied up all the details for the Washington DC workshop! Me Ra will post all the details in depth tomorrow. In fact, Early Bird Registration will start tomorrow. But to give you a heads up, the workshop will be on the weekend of September 19th and 20th and located in the heart of DC with a freaking AMAZING hotel discount!

Okay, check out the Behind the Scenes action! So proud of her!

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

Me Ra was working with a Director who coached her acting, a Director of Photography who oversaw ALL the lighting (and he had a crew of a dozen men), and then there was the Audio guy, the TelePrompter guy, the Assistant Director, the Sony Director, the Producer, the Props guy, the Artistic Director–it was INTENSE!

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

Me Ra said that when she got nervous and I wasn’t able to be on the set then she would close her eyes and think of all of you.

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

Me Ra taking a quick break with Blaze 🙂

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

This guy’s name was also Brian. He was in charge of all the props that Me Ra requested from kites to mixing bowls and kitchen towels to streamers to beach blankets to red balloons. I think Me Ra had a blast with two dozen people asking her…”Mrs. Koh, is there any thing else we can get you?” 🙂

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

At the last minute, Sony asked if they could cast our kids for a couple scenes in the project. Both Me Ra and the kids were pretty excited to work together!

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

New shooting location! We loved this spot too!

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

One of the Sony Directors and the head Producer watching and listening to all audio. If Me Ra pronounced a word wrong or tripped on words, they would catch it and start back from the top. (No Messing Around!)

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

But don’t think that Me Ra didn’t LOVE every minute of this–the pressure and all. I definitely think she was born for this type of thing–and I wouldn’t be surprised if she finds a way to get that TV show after all.

Sony Shoot with Me Ra Koh Photography

She’s my beauty, and I’m super proud of her! Thanks to Sony for the honor of working on this amazing project! And thanks to an AMAZING production crew! We ALL had a blast!



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  1. lora says:

    Brian, Thanks for this post! It is nice to hear things about Me Ra from your perspective. I haven’t met her, but yet I feel like I know her from her blog posts, and it’s so sweet to here you talk about her in such a loving proud husband way. 🙂 I enjoyed seeing these behind the scenes photos too! I hope the kids are feeling better and that ya’ll have a nice relaxing week!

  2. Garrett says:

    Wow!! Thanks Brian for the update. Congrats you two!! Sony is VERY LUCKY. Looks like lots of fun. Is that Capitola? Take Care

  3. Michelle says:

    So cool Brian, thanks for sharing the behind the scenes. I can’t wait to see the finished project, which is surely going to be amazing. I thought the same thing Garrett, when Brian posted a teaser pic on facebook. Does look a little like Capitola. If it was, I totally could have been a groupie!

  4. Sharon says:

    Why am I crying?? I’m a complete dork!
    I am so proud of both of you! My heart and prayers continue to go out to both of you and your children.
    I am completely excited for you guys and can’t wait to find out what the heck you are even doing!!

  5. Allison says:

    Wow – behind the scene photos are great – can’t wait to hear the scoop! Thanks for the post Brian!

  6. Melinda says:

    Sony has definitely made a brilliant move teaming up with Me Ra Koh Photography! I’m so excited to see what amazing things are around the corner.

  7. Melanie says:

    Awesome post, Brian!! I cannot wait to hear the details of the super duper secret fantastic project! Looks like fun!!!

  8. Erika says:

    Brian, thanks for the post!! This seems like such a cool project! Can’t wait to hear all the details and see the finished product. Me Ra looks right in her element. She looks fabulous and is glowing!! Maybe she should be on TV. 🙂 Congrats to you all.

  9. Paris Parfait says:

    Thanks for the behind-the-scenes peek of all the fun! Me Ra looks as though she’s having a great time. Can’t wait to hear more about this mystery project w/ Sony.

  10. michelle says:

    WOW WOW WOW! Thank you for the behind the scene sneak peek, Brian!! MeRa looks like she was having a BLAST! Now I really can’t wait to see the finished product!

    Congratulations all of you on the well-deserved endeavors you have been blessed with!

  11. Tacey says:

    Brian…I simply adore the love you have for your ‘beauty’…We all love her, but you loooooove her, and it always shows. Miss you guys.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I love the sneak peek photos. I can’t wait till you can spill the beans. I looks amazing already. I can’t wait to hear the DC details tomorrow. As always I have my fingers crossed that this workshop is in the cards for me.

  13. jeramy says:

    great stuff dude! seriously….we kid…but we are so proud to know you both and to call you friends. whoohoo!

  14. Phillipa says:

    Thanks for the update Brian. Me Ra and the kids are natural rock stars. Looking forward to hearing the big news.

  15. Oh Sharon, I was crying too…I thought I was the only dork. 🙂
    Congrats guys that looks awesome. Can not wait to find out all the details.

  16. Jeannie says:

    That’s soooo awesome. Me Ra, you look like a natural in front of all those cameras and people. Congrats!

  17. Kari says:

    Holy Moly! That is all I can think of to say…

  18. Sue Christianson says:

    Oh my gosh you guys! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to hear more!!!

  19. Julie Watts says:

    Holy crap! What in the world is around the corner for YOU GUYS!!?? My eyes even welled up with tears too looking at these sneaks…especially the kids getting to be involved. I’m so PROUD of where you’ve dared to take your lives and beyond THRILLED at what the world has opened up to you because of it.

  20. Increadible…you guys are increadible! We are so excited for all of you and will continue to pray for the future and many more blessings to come. This looks like somthing really HUGE..that is sure to reach the masses with the beauty that is Me Ra! Love you guys! Congrat’s!

  21. Jen MacNiven says:

    SERIOUSLY??!!! WOW!! Just think…two and a half years ago I met you all…and I thought you were BIG then. This is phenomenal and I’m so excited to see what all this crazy adventure is all about.
    Congratulations and thanks Brian for a behind the scenes sneak peek.

  22. Wow, I agree with my friends above, this is emotional to witness. I am really excited for you guys, and I don’t think this could have happened to two more deserving people. You are both so incredibly gifted, genuine and giving…it’s just really awesome to know that the whole world will get to see that.
    Much love, Aloha nui loa~

  23. p.s. Me Ra you look BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂

  24. Grace Kim says:

    Hey you two! Love the behind-the-scenes… especially the last shot! Echoing everyone else, can’t wait until the secret is revealed. 🙂

  25. […] you for all your prayers and well wishes. I’m so glad you liked the Behind the Scene photos. Didn’t Brian do an AWESOME job with those! (He is the very best, out-of-control supportive […]

  26. Bree says:

    I LOVE it. Totally in tears over here. Can’t wait to see what the hu-bub is all about! 😉

  27. Mark Sweeney says:

    We just missed you two. Scarlett and I were just in Capitola a few days ago. Great location. I can’t wait to see all the results. Sounds like a great thing she has going.

  28. Pamela says:

    I **love** all of Me Ra’s props, they are so wonderful. The photos with the children melt my heart & the words and photos from Brian. Thank you all for persevering & having fun in the process.

  29. Carrie V. says:

    Wow! Congratulations to both of you! What an amazing journey…..

  30. denise karis says:

    WOW! Ok, I’ve been having some stuff going on these last couple weeks so I’ve missed a lot on your blog – this looks amazing! You’re so talented and Im so glad everyone else sees your talent and wants to be a part of your work and your story – you’re so inspiring – wonderful!

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