Monthly Archives: August 2015
AIM OF PROJECT: Film representation
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What an amazing man is Jean Jacques. So funny and so entertaining, a man of the world and a Hollywood Veteran, Jean Jacques will be providing us with many more entertaining literary projects. This man has at times managed to keep me sane and smiling, just when the doctor ordered it. Busy and overwhelmed with much Agency work, Jean Jacques has on many an occasion uplifted my spirits in my darkest hour. I will always welcome and thank him for his support.
Jean Jacques was born in Quebec City, a charming little town in Canada. It’s 1930, during the great depression. He had a feeling something was wrong out there, and really didn’t want to leave his mother’s womb, so he turned his little body around and became a breech baby. Duh? Lol! Jean Guy had an eight-year-old brother who was his senior sibling in rank; he sadly just left the planet a year ago, but we’re sure he is looking down on our world with some optimism, glad he is not longer part of the turmoil.
Jean Jacques is now eighty-one year’s young but to be fair he looks about sixty five and very sexy, and still acts like a school boy. At least he told us that is what his friends tell him, but I can vouche for that truth, as Jean Jacques keeps me young and standing on my toes at attention with his funny, adolescent ways.
His Father was a Barber, and his mother a housewife – taking on the most difficult of professions of all. The author attended a Catholic School run by the Christian Brothers, (and in Jean’s own words were ‘a bunch of pedophiles’) Ooooh! and feels they wasted 10 years of his early life. He maintains he didn’t learn a crumb; and Religion had no place in his world. Being artistically driven and minded, and very naturally talented, but above all very precocious, always demanded ‘proof’, so was always asking the type of questions that would render any clergyman uncomfortable or drive him out of his comfort zone – and I wonder why??? And sure enough as Jean always anticipated they would come back with... “You have to believeeeee.”
Well, Jean Jacques explained, he simply didn’t. But he did have ‘faith’ in his own endeavors, and attended Art school on the weekends. At sixteen years of age he started to work as a Window Trimmer for a big Department store being paid a salary and the modest sum of around $12 weekly. Four years later he his income had risen to around $25 a week. Due to the economic circumstances of the era Jean Jacques was made redundant along with so many other workers, and got himself a job as a chauffeur driving a friend around, (a traveling salesman), who had been badly injured and couldn’t drive a car. Jean Jacques loved the job, and it gave him the opportunity to travel all over the Province. Some time later he applied for another position with Lever Bros. At the time he was hired by that company he was already 21 years old. He also benefited much by the great on the job training he received. All of a sudden he told us, he is a soap salesman, which made us laugh heartily. However, (as they say on US infomercials…”but that’s not all” he was paid $60 a week for his services on the job, which included the use of a company car…and what’s more… that came with all expenses paid, wow…what a jump.
Sadly, his makeup and sense of the adventurous, Jean Jacques simply did not find the job terribly inspiring, save, keeping himself sparkling clean and smelling of soap, and soon found out that selling soap was not ordained in his special destiny. Next, Canadian Breweries happen to be looking for an ‘Art Counselor’. The author quit his job with Lever Bros. and went to work for Carling Black Label Beer, at a whopping salaried increase of some $160 a week, company car inclusive and all expenses paid. It was clear that the ‘gods’ were looking out for him guiding him up the ladder to good fortune. Jacques really loved this job, and provided the travelling opportunity, which would always give him a sense of true ‘freedom’, finding him visiting all over his beloved Province. As time progressed Carling Black Label Beer company changed company policy, stipulating that their Counselors become sales people, selling the product, a job description requirement. This was not for Jean Jacques and promptly left the security of a job that could probably have led him far up the ladder.
That’s when Jean Jacques decided to use his talents and took up the study of animation in California. It is now 1957 and he finds himself in Los Angeles learning his new trade at Chouinard Art Institute. In 1960 he began working for John Urie and Associates, a TV Commercials Studio. At the beginning we were three people, ten years later the studio grew up to sixty employees. That was the greatest job anyone could ever have asked for. Now in his chosen niche of Animation Director, his job responsibilities also involved editing, costuming, set design, make-up, live action, stop-motion, special effects, photographer, writer and actor. You name it, Jean Jacques did it.
From there on he became involved in directing, acting, and wrote many award winning short subject films. What a life that was. In 1970 Jean Jacques started his own Commercial studio. In 1990 he ventured to Taiwan to direct and supervise an animation show. Back to Los Angeles, got divorced from his first wife, and married Helene. (a beautiful Taiwanese gal), and in 1992 moved to Montreal to direct two TV series for Sesame Workshop, “Bad Dog” and “Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat” written by Amy Tan. After Sept 11 the shows were cancelled so they moved to Provence, where he worked for some French Studio for a while, and wrote another screenplay. In 2009 he moved to Shanghai, where an old friend gave Helene a Landscaping Design job. Now his lovely wife has started a new business, teaching Italian and French Cuisine to Chinese ladies, and they’ve decided to film all the segments, and produce the show on the internet. In the meantime Jean Jacques is full on writing more of his amazing, and mostly humorously based novels, and loving it.
That’s a short recap. But wait till he’s completed writing his riveting autobiography, but we shall keep you in the loop when that goes to print.
ACTING ROLES AND IMAGES FROM THE PAST – A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
These are a number of photos from our Album, but will do for now. Will add more time permitting.
ABOUT “The Baby Factory
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Summer Solstice Publishing (September 7, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 7, 2015
Paperback version coming out soon…
A daring work superbly presented by talented Author Jean Jacques in his usual uniquely form, makes for a blowing hilarious read!” But do not be misled! The tale has some thought provoking, sinister and serious undertones!
Overview – Synopsis
Heinrich Himmler started a program called ‘Lebensborn’ in a little village near Munich,
Aryan women came here to be impregnated by a selected group of SS officers.
They would then give the Aryan babies to designated German families. To reach their goal, they kidnaped thousands of blond blue-eyed Polish children, Germanized them, gave them German names, and assigned the children to elite German household.
‘The Baby Factory’ is inspired in part by Himmler’s Lebensborn program. The story is about the discovery of and attack on a Los Angeles based, secret and demonic organization, ‘The Genesis Society’. Their goal, like Himmler, attempting to resurrect the Aryan race on a grand scale in America. Stevie, an African-American investigative journalist is writing an exposé on Hollywood prostitutes.
Genesis Society agents kidnap Margie, a young blond blue-eyed prostitute who happens to be the star of Stevie’s story.
With the help of his buddy Eric, an LAPD detective, they go to her rescue. Will they make it in time to save her?
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (September 30, 2016)