Since the intern wasn't exactly clear what Gondry looked like, she was instructed to look for a haughty-looking director type, someone obviously in charge, maybe shouting directions to other people.
Imagine our surprise when she returned with photos of what appeared to be Michael Bay, the director of loud summer smashups such as "Bad Boys," "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor" and, most recently, "Transformers." (We also spotted a couple of Crispin regulars, David Rolfe and Rob Reilly.)
So now we're more than a little confused. Gondry was on the set (we can see the back of his head in one photo!) and was confirmed as the director by one of the crewmembers. So what the heck was Bay doing there? Casting Bay in a spot does strike us as the surreal sort of meta business Gondry usually engages in. Then again, Bay is just coming off of a starring role in those "Awesome" spots for Verizon's FiOS.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky declined to tell us what was going on. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.