We’d now like to take a moment with one of Click Communications’ excellent staffers, Scott Neumyer, to learn a little more about where he came from and how he gets by in the world of Click. It will soon be getting chilly on the east coast where Scott resides, and the best way to fight the cold is in front of a nice roaring fire. Let us begin.
What is your favorite thing about working at Click? My bosses and co-workers! It may sound trite, but it’s true as can be. The people I work alongside with not only help me be a better Publicist, but they also make my job fun, exciting, and insanely rewarding. Plus, we get to work with awesome movies, clients, and press!
What skill has been most valuable to you while working here at Click? Passion. It’s all about the passion. I’ve always been the kind of person who can’t help but spread the word about the things I love; whether it’s movies, books, technology, or anything else. If I dig something, you’ll be the first to know it. That kind of passion has been invaluable to me as a publicist and makes me care more and more for every single project we work on at Click.
What would you consider to be your area of specialty? Technology is definitely my area of specialty. I’m all about finding ways to use technology to help us all do our jobs more efficiently and successfully. If you’re talking about a specialty movies-wise, it would definitely be the horror genre. I’m a horror geek through and through.
For fun, I’d say writing and photography. If you know me, you know I always have either a laptop or a camera in my hand. All of my friends are used to having my camera lens in their face at all times.
What is the best part of your workday? That very first email-check in the morning. It’s like opening your presents on Christmas morning.
Which work event has been the most fun for you to be involved in? Our annual Click Anniversary parties are always the highlight of the year. Though I’m always here in New Jersey, I hop into the party “via satellite” (i.e. iChat) and it’s great to see the entire Click crew assembled together in one spot.
What is the best advice you have ever received? Two things: 1) Don’t provide excuses. Just get it done. 2) Never argue with a fool because you’ll never win. They all argue purely with opinion.
What are some of your favorite movies? How long do we have? Some of my all-time favorites are: The Silence of the Lambs, Brazil, Monster Squad, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Il Conformista, Magnolia, Once Were Warriors, Night of the Living Dead, The Descent, Undertow, and so many more. Keep in mind that this list changes just about every single time I’m asked this question.
Hannibal Lecter's Gaze from The Silence of the Lambs
If I looked in your DVR/BD player, what would I find? Right at this moment? Mostly stuff that my 20-month-old daughter is watching (The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, which features a star turn by the great Mandy Patinkin as the evil Huxley). Usually? The Netflix Instant Watch disc. More recently, you could find the following in there: Survival of the Dead Blu-ray, Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray, Bigger Than Life: Criterion Blu-ray, The Brothers Bloom Blu-ray, and Sisters: Criterion DVD.
What book are you currently reading and what else might I find on your shelves? I’m currently reading two things: 1) The book that I’m actually in called Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil by Jonathan Mayberry and Janice Gable Bashman. 2) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami because it’s about both running and writing, which I dig. Other recent titles on my Kindle that I’ve read include: Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell, How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley, Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseon, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender.
Where in the world is your favorite place to travel or spend a dream vacation? Stone Harbor, NJ. Yup, the Jersey Shore. No, not that horrendous one that you see on MTV every week. This is the real Jersey Shore. It’s a quiet, sleepy town near the southern tip of New Jersey and it’s the most amazingly tranquil place ever. It’s my favorite place in the world. Our family spends a week there every summer. I proposed to my wife on the beach there, and we spent our honeymoon there. Stone Harbor is my little slice of Heaven.
Scott in Stone Harbor, NJ during Summer 2010
Obligatory super power question: What would it be and why? Sookie Stackhouse style telepathy! I want to know what everyone is thinking at all times!