Monday, April 24, 2006

Sponsor me and I'll stop global warming in your honour!

On Saturday I'll be climbing the CN Tower to stop global warming. Is global warming a problem? Trust me, I wouldn't be getting out of bed on Saturday morning if it weren't. You can sponsor me at this site:

It's easier than asking people to stop idling their cars, and there's less chance you'll be sworn at.

Beaver Tale 3 now in post-production!

We shot on three separate days last week and Ruth "Ruty" Sorrell, my esteemed partner in Beaver Tale production, has now returned to Israel where editing on BT3 will commence. Meanwhile, our star - Pelt the Beaver - is recovering from the beating he took when a dog grabbed him in our park location and ran around for ten minutes trying to snap his neck. Pelt managed to finish the shoot, but he's now receiving intensive physio and psychotherapy.

The good folks at Post City Sound - who are such fans of the gum-chewin' beav that the first film is up at - have generously offered their services for the next film. So get ready to hear the beav in full movie theatre Dolby Surround Sound. Or at least with less crappy wind noise in the background.

The tentative title for the film is Beaver Tale: The Break-Up. Yes, a darker Beaver Tale. Just like the third Star Wars. Except without Natalie Portman. 'Cause we turned down her offer to be in our movie. Why? Because she didn't really offer. I made that up. But if anyone knows her email address, send her the link to the first two Beaver Tale movies. Because you never know! Except in this case, yah, you do know. But still, I like to dream.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Now Playing: Beaver Tale 2!!!!

That's right! Beaver Tale: The Bed & Breakfast is now online for your viewing pleasure. Go here:

And on that site you can click on "More from Josh Rachlis" to see the original Beaver Tale.

Crappy-looking low rez versions of the film are also up at and at

To help you decided whether to watch it, here's a pithy synopsis:

"A sequel to the hit short film Beaver Tale, this film finds Pelt the Beaver bringing a little of his rustic forest charm to the city by running a Bed & Breakfast. Little does he know, one of his guests will capture his heart."

Intriguing, huh? Makes you want to watch it, huh? No, I didn't think so. But watch it anyway.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Rave reviews from my film fest hosting performance

Below is some feedback I just got from the Executive Director of the Canadian National Youth Film Festival, for those of you who were wondering if I was completely deluded when I told you that I think my hosting went well. Normally, of course, I would be completely deluded to think I did okay at anything. But in this rare instance it seems my delusions of grandeur may actually be substantiated. Then again, maybe the audience was drunk.


Hey Josh

Thank you so very much again for your amazing hosting duties! I have actually had eight e-mails and a couple phone calls from people just commenting on how much they enjoyed your, as one person put it, "...brilliantly understated, self-deprecating genius". So in other words, great job!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

My first two radio shows were a success!

In the past couple of days it has come to my attention that some people actually read this blog, looking for updates on upcoming Josh appearances and for information on how things went. So I would be remisce in my duties to my fans if I didn't update this blog a bit more often. With, you know, Josh Rachlis News. Since this IS the Official Josh Rachlis News blog. And if I type in Josh Rachlis News one more time, maybe I'll get more prominent placement in Google searches. Should someone be searching for Josh Rachlis News.

ANYway, apparently CFRB was very excited about the shows that Tony and I did and asked Tony how soon we could be ready to get back on the air. He of course answered that we're always ready. So hopefully we'll be filling in for someone again soon.

And by the way, CFRB mentioned that they got a lot of positive emails about us. So if you were one of the people that sent a note, thanks! The station loves to hear about what people enjoy listening to and it helps them decide whom to put on the air. Their site is and they have a Contact section where you can find email addresses to send your feedback to. Unless you have negative feedback about my shows. In which case, I'm just kidding - they don't have a website at all.

I'm in Ottawa hosting the Canadian National Youth Film Fest

I just hosted a night and I'm hosting tomorrow night too. If you're in Ottawa, drop by from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday evening at the Alumni Building at U of O. Details are at the fest site:

It's an honour to have been asked to do this. The Mayor hosted the opening night on Wednesday. And now it's all about the JoshMan (that's me). And actually, the movies are really amazing. You wouldn't think it's a youth festival at all. And my jokes before and after each film are even more amazing. So amazing that the audience is often completely silent with awe at how funny I am.