You’re A Big Deal: Jerad Anderson of 100 Monkeys & thewatchbox.com

Jerad Anderson, 100 Monkeys,

Name: Jerad Anderson

Hometown: Beverly Hills, CA

Occupation: Musician (100 Monkeys), Entreprenuer (www.thewatchbox.com)

How did you get started in music?

When I was four, my grandma had an old beat up piano at her house.  I used to sit down and play on it as if it were a cool toy. My parents realized I wouldn’t just bang on it, what I was playing on it didn’t just sound like banging, so I started taking piano lessons!

How were the 100 Monkeys born?

We all came together in LA.  It first started off as innocent jamming in Rathbone’s living room with Ben Graupner and Ben Johnson.  Then we met Uncle Larry at a studio in Downtown LA.  We kept jamming and the rest is history.

How would you describe 100 Monkeys’ style?

Animalistic. Funky Rock n Roll music.

What’s your most memorable experience so far with the 100 Monkeys?

Getting to tour Europe.  It was absolutely incredible.  I loved getting to make so many people smile.

Jerad Anderson, 100 MonkeysWho are your biggest influences?

Prince, Steve Jobs, Billy Corgan

What is your favorite part of your job?

I love playing music and I love business, so I hope to continue doing both! I get to stimulate both sides of my brain this way. I especially like utilizing the latest technology to help achieve my goals. (I have been called the human iPad by friends)

Tell us one of the coolest things that’s happened in your career so far.

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, my band got to open for Third Eye Blind for an event sponsored by the company I founded, The Watchbox. A close second was winning a Gotham Award for a film I produced, “Girlfriend”. I was also proud that my band did the score for the movie.

What’s coming up for you that you’re excited about?

I have another film project and a new musical endeavor in its infancy.

Tell us about thewatchbox.com and what your ultimate goal for it is.

The Watchbox (www.thewatchbox.com) is a video on demand community where filmmakers and musicians can upload videos, movies, concert footage etc., set a price for rent and distribute directly to their audience without the middleman often associated with video on demand distribution. I started it when the film I produced, “Girlfriend,” failed to find distribution, despite the fact we had built a large online fanbase. I realized other people may be in my position and I wanted to create a solution.

Tell us about the Wayne/Lauren Film Company and what’s coming up.

Wayne/Lauren Film Company is a small independent production company that my wife and I started. We have a couple projects in development and a film called “Holy Takedown!” that nearly went into production in April, but fell through last minute. Ouch! We intend to pick up the pieces and begin again at the end of summer. Independent film production is a rough business, but very stimulating.

What advice do you have for someone wanting to start down your path?

You have to just go for it and not be afraid to fail. Work hard and just go for it! Otherwise, you will wonder “what if” the rest of your life and that’s no fun!

Jerad Anderson, 100 Monkeys

WBD’S FUN FIVE WITH JERAD ANDERSON

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

Right now I’m currently happy living right where I’m at!

2. If I gave you $20 to spend on anything right now, what would it be?

I’d like to say I’d donate it, but this is not true unfortunately. It would likely go toward the purchase of new music on iTunes.

3. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.

I’m actually a woman. (you didn’t specify it had to be true, just that it needed to surprise)

4. What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?

Don’t do it you idiot!

5. One guilty pleasure you aren’t willing to give up?

Taking a bath with my iPad in hand. Yes, it is ridiculous. In fact, I’m answering these questions now while doing this exact thing.

Thank you so much Jerad for taking the time to do a feature with WBD! You’re so fun to work with and we wish you all the best.  Can’t wait to see what comes next!


For more information on Jerad & thewatchbox.com:

www.thewatchbox.com

www.waynelaurenfilmcompany.com

facebook.com/TheWatchbox

@Jerad_Anderson

@TheWatchbox

blog.thewatchbox.com


100 Monkeys, Jerad Anderson, Jackson Rathbone

For more information on 100 Monkeys:

youtube.com/official100monkeys

facebook.com/100MonkeysMusic


Photo Credit:

Jodie Platz Photography

www.jodieplatzphotography.com

www.facebook.com/jodieplatzphotography

RT

@TheWatchbox

Less than 30 followers to go and we’ll be giving out a couple of free Watchbox Screener Codes! What film would you rent if you won?

Jerad would like you to follow @TheWatchbox. This is clearly driving him to drink. Someone get him out of that yellow car! 
RT @Jerad_Anderson To drink the next glass of wine, or not to drink the next glass of wine…that is the question. (It’s red wine, good for the heart right?)

Jerad would like you to follow @TheWatchbox. This is clearly driving him to drink. Someone get him out of that yellow car! 

RT @Jerad_Anderson To drink the next glass of wine, or not to drink the next glass of wine…that is the question. (It’s red wine, good for the heart right?)

Brand new on The Watchbox, 55 minutes of 100 Monkeys!

So in short…
  • Jan 22, 2012 Fender/AP Party Lounge (invite only)
    Sundance Film Festival
    Park City, Utah (click here to win VIP)
  • Jan 25, 2012 Sundance Film Festival 427 Main Street
    Park City, Utah 84060
    PURCHASE TICKETS
via 100 Monkeys Official Street Team:
"Ready for a double whammy?
The band will be playing at the Fender AP Lounge on January 22nd at the Sundance Film Festival. This show is not open to the public, BUT we will be giving away two VIP passes and a pair of BEARPAW boots to a lucky winner.
Check out the BEARPAW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BEARPAWshoes
How can you win? We are wanting to get more likes on the band’s Facebook page. Currently we have 48,631 likes. We’d like to see that number jump to 50,000. Enlist your family, friends, neighbors, whoever you can to “like” the Official 100 Monkeys Road Trip page! Have your family/friends email us at 100monkeys.contests@gmail.com with your name in the subject line to let us know they liked our page. The person who enlists the most “likes” will win the VIP passes and BEARPAW boots. To be eligible to win, you MUST be able to attend this show. So everyone can participate in the contest, we will also be giving away a 100 Monkeys merchandise package to the contestant who enlists the most likes who doesn’t have the means to attend the show.
The contest will close at Noon Pacific on January 20th.”
AND! -
"As Jerad Anderson mentioned, 100 Monkeys will be performing at the Sundance Film Festival. On January 25th, we’ll be opening for Third Eye Blind. This is a very special performance presented by The Watchbox.
You’ve got to see this show! It will knock your sock (monkeys) off! You won’t want to miss this event! See the attached flyer for details. This flyer can be printed and distrubuted for promotional purposes! We will be holding a contest for meet & greets at this show. Stay tuned for details!”

via 100 Monkeys Official Street Team:

"Ready for a double whammy?

The band will be playing at the Fender AP Lounge on January 22nd at the Sundance Film Festival. This show is not open to the public, BUT we will be giving away two VIP passes and a pair of BEARPAW boots to a lucky winner.

Check out the BEARPAW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BEARPAWshoes

How can you win? We are wanting to get more likes on the band’s Facebook page. Currently we have 48,631 likes. We’d like to see that number jump to 50,000. Enlist your family, friends, neighbors, whoever you can to “like” the Official 100 Monkeys Road Trip page! Have your family/friends email us at 100monkeys.contests@gmail.com with your name in the subject line to let us know they liked our page. The person who enlists the most “likes” will win the VIP passes and BEARPAW boots. To be eligible to win, you MUST be able to attend this show. So everyone can participate in the contest, we will also be giving away a 100 Monkeys merchandise package to the contestant who enlists the most likes who doesn’t have the means to attend the show.

The contest will close at Noon Pacific on January 20th.”

AND! -

"As Jerad Anderson mentioned, 100 Monkeys will be performing at the Sundance Film Festival. On January 25th, we’ll be opening for Third Eye Blind. This is a very special performance presented by The Watchbox.

You’ve got to see this show! It will knock your sock (monkeys) off! You won’t want to miss this event! See the attached flyer for details. This flyer can be printed and distrubuted for promotional purposes! We will be holding a contest for meet & greets at this show. Stay tuned for details!”

If you go and click “Like” on @TheWatchbox,

When they get to 1000, they will send a rocket to Mars and bring back the rest of Uncle Larry’s family #truestory

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I will follow you from my personal tumblr (ellwells) if you reblog the post in this link! Just click through <3

Wake movie trailer

starring @Jerad_Anderson and soon to be on The Watchbox!

*cue FB likes*

If you reblog this, I’ll follow you from my personal tumblr!

Watch great films that will make you laugh and cry on The Watchbox!

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Watch Girlfriend starring Jackson Rathbone and Jerad Anderson on The Watchbox!

Do iiiit! - E

#FF!!!—-> @TheWatchbox @100MonkeysMusic

The Watchbox is on Facebook and Tumblr too! (pssst! they’ll follow you back on tumblr)

And while you’re at it, go like Official 100 Monkeys Road Trip! on facebook or an army of angry monkeys dressed as santa will be waiting under your tree on Christmas day. #truestory

Rent this movie at The Watchbox

And VOTE for this movie here

thewatchbox:

In the eary stage of their career, 100 monkeys travelled across North  America in nothing but a Suburban with a small trailer, as they set out  on a grass roots journey to spread fun, happiness, and music to those  who would attend their shows.  This documentary explores the   personalities of the band members as well as the trials and tribulations  associated with being a new rock band on a grass-roots tour across the  nation.
URL: http://www.100monkeysmusic.comDirectors: Rafael Gamboa Writers: Will Schmidt Cast: Jackson Rathbone,          Ben Graupner,          Jerad Anderson,          Ben Johnson,          Uncle Larry Tags: 100 monkeys,          Live and Kickin

thewatchbox:

In the eary stage of their career, 100 monkeys travelled across North America in nothing but a Suburban with a small trailer, as they set out on a grass roots journey to spread fun, happiness, and music to those who would attend their shows. This documentary explores the personalities of the band members as well as the trials and tribulations associated with being a new rock band on a grass-roots tour across the nation.

URL: http://www.100monkeysmusic.com
Directors: Rafael Gamboa
Writers: Will Schmidt
Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Ben Graupner, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson, Uncle Larry
Tags: 100 monkeys, Live and Kickin

thewatchbox:

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