"Hooked Up" with Tom Colicchio

Film & Television

This project was intense. I got the call on a Wednesday. This thirty minute pilot got the green light but due to the very busy schedule of the star, Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), I only had three days to write the entire episode from scratch AND prep the shoot which featured a shark fishing expedition in Montauk, a 2nd boat for additional cameras and underwater filming (in a chum slick). And it was the first time I'd ever been hired as a Showrunner. Needless to say I did not sleep. What made this project really fun was the Tom's guest, bad-boy chef and creator of the hit ABC series "Fresh Off the Boat", Eddie Huang. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. The only time Eddie wasn't cracking jokes was when he was battling a minor bout of sea sickness. Understandable considering how many hours we were on that damn boat. A lot of hard work went into this episode, I'm glad it turned out nicely.