Jesus Camp, the disturbing documentary about the “Kids On Fire” Christian summer camp where kids worship before a picture of George Bush, was nominated for an Academy Award Tuesday morning. I caught up with the director, WOW alumna Heidi Ewing, to confirm her appearance on Ring My Bell this Friday morning and to ask her the burning question: Where were you when the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday morning? “I was on a plane!” she said. “The pilot announced the nomination over the intercom to the entire plane, the hostesses brought us drinks, and we jumped up and down in the aisle and hugged a lot of people we didn’t know.”
In other Jesus Camp news, WOW TV star Jack E. Jett just caught up with Becky Fisher – the camp director featured in the documentary – in this hilarious online interview. After the interview, Fisher asked Jett when he was getting his sex change, as she assumed all gay men had sex changes. Jett told her he was waiting until spring so as not to waste his male winter wardrobe.
– Steven Corfe