Director: Bill Feigenbaum
Production: Bill Feigenbaum Productions
CGI: AFCG, Inc.
Still frames and a short snippet from Black Flag commercials for "Roach Ender"
and "Ant and Roach Killer".
Even though our production studios were in the middle of Manhattan, we decided
to purchase a couple dozen cockroaches from Carolina Biological Supply to use
as live reference.
When tranferring the cockroaches from their small delivery container into a
large clearer one, the container fell. Sensing their big break the cockroaches ran
for their lives. With bugs skittering in all directions throughout the studio we
frantically scrambled around trapping as many as possible under paper cups. Only a few escaped.
Weeks later, after the project was complete, we took the remaining cockroaches outside and
let them go on the sidewalk outside our studio.
It's a little known fact that some of the biggest cockroaches on the Broadway stage today
got their start in a little Black Flag commercial on West 57th Street.