Kevin Maher and Elliott Kalan (Daily Show) wrote a fantastic script that we staged on board a period-appropriate ship, detailing a lost conversation from “King Kong.” This was featured at the Gangrene Film Festival in Utah, as well as Iron Mule in New York.
Jon Bander and I made “Shirts-On Summer” as a angry jibe by two formerly heavy men who nurse a ton of body issues. Take the message of the self-loathing host and mix it with MTV-style packaging, and you have one of the Channel 101 Pilot Competition champs for August 2013.
To date, this Jon Bander co-production is the biggest hit I’ve ever had — we hit while the topic was hot, and we got onto Reddit thanks to a fluke and some decent tagging. It’s amazing how quickly it came together, and how big it blew up.
After I studied digital filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, I wrote, directed, and cut “Say Hello For Me,” clearly inspired by Larry David and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” ACE regulars Jennifer Sanders and Noel Dinneen play a couple grappling with the tragedy of the trivial, and Eric Stromsvold appears in a small but crucial role as the dramatic prime mover.