Check that sign carefully! That is not a misprint, but the sign in a commercial where I played a doctor. . . . Dr. Anne Bell last weekend. easyime.com is the company for whom the commercial was made.
Let me start at the beginning. CEPT, the University where we are located sent an email about Americans needed in a commercial. One of the girl’s Jennifer wanted to go and I went just so she wouldn’t have to go alone for the audition. Long story, short, she decided it was not for her , but the casting director wanted me to play the doctor. When Jennifer decided not to do it, I sent an email and said, I wouldn’t either. There were emails back and forth encouraging me to do the shoot, and I finally agreed. I do often find it hard to say “no.”
Here I am dressed the part in this state of the art dental office which was the set. It was supposed to be in the US so a set which could be pretty universal was chosen. Easyime.com is an Indian /American company with the goal of bridging the gape between medical exam applicants for the Green Card and doctors, thus making the whole process easier for everyone. The founder , Gharmesh Patel learned from personal experience the trials and tribulations fo the green card process. He found the medical immigration process complicated , time consuming and expensive. It needed to be streamlined. He founded the company, streamlined the process and also the immigrants will have no charge. When Dharmesh had applied for his Green Card, he paid an astronomical feel of $600 for his medical exam. He remembers and wants to help other immigrants. The fee is now covered by the doctors in exchange for easyime finding the clients, making the appointment, and doing much of the paperwork.
Here is another example of the wonderful Indian entrepreneurship. . . . seeing a problem, finding the solutions and working to provide the service.
Here are some of the actors and the small team for the commercial. I will write more about them in another post.
Emily, the immigrant, me , and Mikhil the producer.
Here are most of my new friends!
The commercial is for release in the US and will begin airing in New York, California, Texas, and Florida. Let me know if you see it! And if you know of immigrants ready for the Medical Examination for their Green Card, let them know about EASYIME.COM ! The acronym stands for Easy Immigration Medical Exam. . . . .
The shoot was done by CineMAN is the production company and will tell you more about them in another post. They have just had a very successful international film, “Bey Yaar.”
Everyone concerned was friendly, kind, patient and welcoming to me. Another experience I will never forget in Incredible India!
I would love to hear your thoughts !