When the NBC Sports team came to us and said they'd like us to pitch a Star Wars commercial to introduce a new exclusive The Last Jedi trailer, I tried not to get too excited. In this biz, projects come and go, and more often than not, they go. But over the course of a few weeks, this particular project slowly started to become real. First, Disney liked the script... then they started figuring out dates that BB-8 was available... and before I knew it, I was face to face with a real life droid! It was happening. The biggest challenge was that in real life, BB-8 moves at a snail's pace (see the first shot for an idea of his top speed). So, pulling out every camera and editing trick in the book, we somehow made this 2'2" remote-controlled turtle look like was bookin' through NBC Sports. And in the process, made the 12-year-old in me straight up giddy!