Becoming Bulletproof in The New York Times!
Hey everyone! The documentary about my movie, Becoming Bulletproof, just got a review in the New York Times!
For Jeremy, meeting people and making friends is easy as breathing is for the rest of us. Whether it’s making the rounds in his new home town of Wilmington, NC, introducing himself on vacation at the beach, or interviewing celebrities for How’s Your News?, Jeremy loves people. And they love him. His Facebook page has 5,000 friends.
Here’s the Buzz about Jeremy:
Jeremy picked up some new fans among the critics who comment on television programs. Tom Shales was just one of many writers who praised his work in How’s Your News? on MTV.
“A young man named Jeremy — a born performer with an ebullient and guileless smile . . . “
Tom Shales, Washington Post, February 5, 2009
Some of the celebrities who make appearances include Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Affleck, Kathy Griffin and John Stamos, who spends a night out on the town with reporter Jeremy Vest as his wingman. “I wasn’t getting all the attention, he was, because he is Jesse from ‘Full House,'” said Vest, who has Williams syndrome. “But hanging with John was a magical time. It was amazing.”
Cristina Kinon, New York Daily News, January 10,2009
But it’s Vest, a 20-year-old with Williams syndrome whose mother says he’s “always been what we like to call ‘severely unusual,’ ” who’s the show’s star.
Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News, February 2009
Jeremy Vest is one of our greatest reporters. He is so eager to talk to everyone and he would not even know how to be fake.
Arthur Bradford Director “How’s Your News” interviewed on Boing-Boing, Thursday, Feb 5, 2009
In the show, my friend Jeremy, the excitable boy, and his friends, travel the country to red carpet events and political conventions and anything else that grabs their attention so they can meet and interview the bold-faced names of our culture. He is often at the center of How’s Your News? In fact, there is an intrigue that Jeremy brings that constantly has the viewer wondering what he is likely to say or do next, which is a part of his charm and an allure of the show.
New York Times best-selling author and communications expert Jim Moore, February 2009
Spent last night at the fantastic “How’s Your News?” screening with director Arthur Bradford and the unbelievably charming and hilarious “How’s Your News?” reporter (and drummer) Jeremy Vest.
Courrrtenay blog, February 2009
I met Jeremy and his family this past summer while vacationing in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I was there with my husband and our best friends. Jeremy seems to have a zest for life and doesn’t know a stranger! Everyone got to know Jeremy at the Iberostar Resort and we were all lucky for that! He made our trip that much more memorable… He was holding out though…we didn’t know he was such a celebrity!
Gena Baker (Columbus, OH)February 10, 2009 at 7:28pm
I’ve known Jeremy my whole life! I was his neighbor for 12 years until we moved… but hes a wonderful and talented person and is really fun to talk to!! Congrats and good luck!!
Fiona Attix February 11, 2009 at 3:40pm
Jeremy and I have lived in the same neighborhood since i can remember. I always loved talking to him about band and music. I miss working at Starbucks because he would always come visit me and talk to me. It made my job so much more enjoyable. Jeremy- YOU’RE AMAZING!
Caitlin Malone (Ohio State)February 11, 2009 at 7:19pm
I knew Jeremy back in Middle School and High School. We were in the same grade, and he was always so nice to me. He was my friend even though I was very low in the social totem pole. Our sophomore year in high school, he even took me to the homecoming dance. I have only wonderful things to say about Jeremy. It’s been almost four years since we graduated dear ol’ QO, and I still miss seeing his smiling face every day. Love ya Jeremy!!
Kira King (BYU – ID)February 12, 2009 at 4:57pm
I did know Jeremy before he became a big star. Back then (last week), he used to return my calls and let me come visit. Now, (this week) I’m redirected to his agent, then I get his personal assistant or his trainer. Now that he’s a big MTV star, he’s constantly at either Pilates or the tanning salon or getting his chakras aligned. He says he only hangs with models and rock stars now and that he’s just going “through a phase.” I hope so…I miss my old buddy…(big sigh…)
Dylan Patterson (Wilmington, NC)February 12, 2009 at 8:26pm
I met Jeremy when he was a student at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Western Mass. I was his peer mentor in a program called Best Buddies and I got to hang with him and his friends at the academy weekly to talk and play music. It was such a blast. Can’t wait for the rest of the season to air!
Joe Silver (Philadelphia, PA)February 22, 2009 at 9:35am
I met Jeremy when I was about five. I had just moved to the Kentlands and he came right up to me at the pool and said hi- and he said he liked my bike. I then went to school with him all the way through high school. He’s a great guy and a wonderful neighbor!
Kaitlin Smullen (Frostburg)February 22, 2009 at 10:53pm