20 Under 30: Steven Corfe and Moye Ishimoto
The folks over at the World of Wonder (WoW) production company never cease to amaze LAist with their entertaining documentaries. Anyone paid to probe the minds of Tammy Faye Bakker, Linda Lovelace or showbiz parents at the bidding of WOW principals and directors, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato, must be super-fascinating in their own right. At least, that's what we told ourselves when we selected WOW employees, Steven Corfe and Moye Ishimoto, as two of the coolest Angelenos under 30.
Known around the office as the "Bullshit Twins," according to the company’s blog, called the The WoW Report, Moye (24) and Steven (26) must have vivid social lives and fertile imaginations after constant exposure to the shenanigans that must take place in the Wow production offices on a daily basis ( at least as depicted on the company's ever present office Webcam).
You both work at World of Wonder, which seems like an atypical Hollywood production company. Tell us about it — what's it like there?
As crazy as it seems like from our blog, The WoW Report (www.worldofwonder.net). We have trannies (transsexuals AND transvestites), drag queens, cheerleaders, club kids, furries, porn stars, fallen but loveable televangelists (okay, only one and that's Tammy Faye) and the occasional straight boy wandering around, documenting everything into reality television!
You think we're lying...but it really is like that. WOW provides the best (and most extreme) in reality TV and documentary right inside its office, and I often find myself remembering that the rest of the city (or
industry) isn't like this. What, interviewing a tranny with a thick Southern accent over the phone about the best places to get a margarita in LA isn't normal for you?
When did you decide you wanted to work in the film industry?
MOYE: Growing up in LA, where your own family and classmates' families are involved somehow in entertainment...it just seemed normal. I would probably be a migrant farmer right now, if I grew up in a migrant farmer family. I just follow the crowd.
STEVEN: I actually did grow up in a small farming community in England, so Hollywood was less inevitable, more the ultimate escape. I knew from a very early age that I wanted to work in film.