The company hired to produce Vice President Kamala Harris’s widely-mocked space video is named Sinking Ship Entertainment, a fact the vice president’s critics gleefully pointed out Monday.
Harris’s video first went viral Friday due to what many argued was the vice president’s over-acted performance. The video is part of an ongoing series from Harris titled “Get Curious With Vice President Harris.” This installment was intended to gin up excitement for space exploration among children, but it gained further traction when it was revealed that paid child actors had filled the roles of at least some of the excited children. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Interview Cut Short After Two ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Test Positive For COVID-19)
Kamala Harris’ cringy video was produced by a company called “Sinking Ship Entertainment.”
You can’t make this stuff up.https://t.co/jQdShGPDlu
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 12, 2021
“This just keeps getting better,” Tim Murtaugh, the former Trump 2020 communications director, tweeted Monday. “The company producing Kamala Harris’ video featuring professional child actors, which is called *Sinking Ship Entertainment*…is based in Canada.”
Other critics compared the incident to HBO’s “VEEP,” a comedy depicting the dysfunctional inner-workings of the office of the first female vice president.
Actual episode of VEEP pic.twitter.com/c6hV6d7Fva
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) October 9, 2021
One of the child actors, Trevor Bernardino, went through an extensive interview process before appearing on the YouTube show with Harris, according to KSBW TV. He submitted a recorded monologue on a topic he was passionate about and also provided three questions he would ask a world leader. He then interviewed the director of the project as a test of his conversation skills. Days later, Trevor’s agent called and announced that he’d booked the gig.
“Me, my mom, dad, we were speculating who could be this important that we meet them in D.C. and we get to go on cool trip and film,” Bernardino said told KSBW TV.
“The most exciting part was definitely meeting Vice President Harris. There’s nothing that can top that. Like, honestly,” Bernardino said. “She just sat us down. She is super charismatic. She’s everything that I ever thought of her, plus more. She made me feel like one of her peers, and at the time I felt super important. I was talking to her face to face.”