Name: Gilli Nissim
Years at DEFY: .5
Twitter handle: @time2getgill
1. What project(s) are you most excited about working on right now and why?
The lyrics for the Little Mermaid HT! I always have a great time when the whole room is focused on the same task. The team has some hilarious drafts, and it’s really fun to make our observations rhyme. I also love the team of people that work on Drama King with Kingsley. I’m starting to bring some of that youthful lingo into my own vocabulary. I’m not sure if that’s good or not, but it’s fun
2. What is a favorite hobby /pastime / interest you enjoy outside of the office?
I spend the most time performing live comedy. I primarily perform improv with my team Winslow at the UCB Theater, but I also run the open mic and do stand up all over town. I also like to pet dogs
3. What is one show you watch on TV (or digital) that you love and one you can’t stand (but watch anyway)?
I cannot answer this question. The last things I watched to completion were the pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote and a documentary about beavers. Did you know how much of an impact beavers can have on our rivers and streams? Or that they mate for life? Or that their teeth are orange?!
4. iPhone or Android?
iPhone, but I am not brand-loyal. Anything that allows me to store photos of dogs is all I need.
5. What’s an Honest Trailer episode you want to write that the team hasn’t tackled yet?
“The Room” would be a lot of fun. It may have even been brought up before. It’s so crazy it might be really hard to do. That movie is bad in a mystifying, serendipitous, synergistic way. You can’t set out to write, produce, direct and star in the Great American Stinker, you have to just do it. Tommy Wiseau did it. I only wish there were dogs in it.