Five Questions with Stirling McLaughlin

Five Questions with Stirling McLaughlin

In the latest installment of our regular running feature, Ogilvy & Mather Creative Director Stirling McLaughlin answers Five Questions with SCREEN. Stirling is also in the final week of the kickstarter campaign for his independent feature COLD WAR (you can contribute to this production here).

SCREEN: First things first, did we hear you just shaved that beard of yours?

MCLAUGHLIN: The beard lived with us happily for 7 months, but I had to shave it off because, sadly, it bit a neighbor's child.

Seriously, we hit half-way on our Kickstarter, summer's coming, and it smelled of cream cheese at 6PM, and I don't eat cream cheese. (watch Stirling shave his beard, if you dare)

SCREEN: Cubs or Sox?

MCLAUGHLIN: The Cubs. Because I already have the hat. I used to be a Yankees fan but that doesn't play too well out here. But hey, a free hat is a free hat.

SCREEN: What's your favorite day of the week?

MCLAUGHLIN: Morris Day. Because Gigolos Get Lonely Too.

SCREEN: What's your guilty pleasure TV?

MCLAUGHLIN: I should probably feel guilty about most of the TV I watch. THE WALKING DEAD probably has the biggest enjoyment to least-redeeming-social-value ratio. That show is pure garbage. I've never missed an episode.

SCREEN: Favorite vacation spot in the U.S.? International?

MCLAUGHLIN: U.S.? Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI is basically heaven on earth. If your idea of heaven involves raccoons, shot-skis and ax throwing. And if it doesn't, then something is wrong with you.

International? Glasgow, Scotland. My father was born there and I still have a lot of family there. Plus that'll put you within an hour's drive of the castle they named after me.


SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what's your go-to dish?

MCLAUGHLIN: Spicy peanut noodles. Peanut butter, hot sauce, and ramen noodles. So, no. I can't cook.

SCREEN: Tell us about COLD WAR in 50 words or less.

MCLAUGHLIN: In this indie comedy, a couple is trapped at home with the flu and must learn to live together while they're both at their very worst. Expect a hard R for violence, male nudity, and explicit vomiting.

You can contribute to Stirling's upcoming feature film production COLD WAR right here!