At nearly 560,126 views in under a week, here's the trailer for "Severus Snape and the Marauders" that's set Harry Potter fan sites and the internet as a whole more excited that an 11 year old getting a letter from Hogwarts in the mail.
In this incredible FAN MADE film, I have the privledge of playing a young Remus Lupin.
Props to David Thewlis. Actually, props to all of Britain, as their press has been incredibly receptive to this project. We've been featured in BBC America, The Mirror, The Inquistr, The Independent, and RadioTimes, which are some of the biggest publications across the pond.
The whole film should be released sometime in December, until then keep you wands tuned to our Facebook Page for all updates.
Well, we've finally made it. The midway point. The 50 yard line. The half-Monty. Dick Hopper, Private Eye episodes 1 through 7 are available online, and now the question is, to binge or not to binge.
No matter what you decide to do, I'm just glad your watching. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for me as the sandwich chomping Lindsey--sidekick to Sgt. McRuff. Peace.
That's right! After a SOLD OUT run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, "Might As Well Live: The Stories of Dorothy Parker" has recieved the Encore Award, and is now on a extended run! Hell yeah!
If you missed Adam Scott Weissman's incredible stage adaptation of one of America's sharpest literary writers the first time around, now's your chance to see the show that former Hollywood Reporter reviewer and Broadway critic Morna Murphy Martell called "...a masterpiece of stagecraft"!
Our first extension show is THIS THURSDAY, July 2nd, at 9:30pm. Get your tickets now! They're sure to go faster than Dorothy Parker's hands on a typewriter!
I couldn't be more excited to announce that Superior, the feature length coming-of-age adventure I starred in about two cousins riding their bicycles 1,300 miles around Lake Superior in the summer of 1969, is going to have it's world premiere this Friday, June 5th at the 2015 Dances with Films Festival in the historic Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd!
I've been busy all week with Team Superior, schmoozin' and cruisin' through press events and other festival hullabaloo, promoting our lovely little film, and I have to tell you, Dances With Films has an incredible line-up this year. No matter what you end up seeing, it's certain to be provocative, insightful and unlike anything you'd get anywhere else. And of course, I hope you make down to see Superior this friday.
We did it! We promised you Dick, and by god, we're giving you Dick! It's been over a year since we started production on "Dick Hopper, Private Eye" and I couldn't be more proud to share the first two episodes with you all!
In the meantime, here are the first two episodes for your viewing enjoyment. So, by Dick, enjoy!
New episodes drop every Wednesday. TGIDick.
Well, it's been a hell of a process, but that zany noir-farce web-serial that I helped produce, "Dick Hopper, Private Eye" will finally be revealed, for all eyes to see, at the end of May.
I couldn't be more excited. It looks great. REALLY GREAT. And on top of all that, it's pretty damn funny too.
Be sure to keep tabs on our Facebook page for updates and new screenshots, character profiles, and other sorts of Tom-Foolery until the day of reckoning, May 29th. D-Day. When we show the world our Dick.
Best case scenario, they laugh when they see it.
Thanks Everyone! Because of your generous love and support, "Might As Well Live: The Stories of Dorothy Parker" has been fully funded on Kickstarter!
While this gives us enough cash to do a full run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. We've still got a few weeks to go before our fundraising is over. If you haven't donated, and want discount tickets to the show, now's a great time to pledge your support! Every single dollar we get goes to creating a better and better performance of the work of one of America's most deliciously vicious writers.
Okay, so this one is a bit of a doozy...
I've been off the radar lately. Thrashing about in the midst of a "quarter-life crisis", as the woman who was evesdropping on a recent coffee shop conversation told me when she handed me her therapist business card and told me I could "call anytime".
Why was I talking about my wallowing mid-twenties in a hip-trendy coffee shop, you ask? Well, I was meeting with my castmate for "Might As Well Live: The Stories of Dorothy Parker" of course!
"Might As Well Live" is this excellent play I'm going to be a part of at this years Hollywood Fringe Festival. It's directed/written/loved unconditionally by this super cool dude named Adam Scott Weismann.
It's basically a revue of some of the quirkiest, sharpest, and wonderfully bitter writting of one of the quirkiest, sharpest, and wonderfully bitter writers of America's 20th century, Dorothy Parker. She'd f&%king hate that I called her quirky. I'm play Steve, a WW2 Airman, and Sherm, a drunk guy. Obviously, many people have seen me in one of those roles on and off-stage, but I don't think anyone's seen me as a WW2 airman yet...
It's going to be a great show. We're raising money to help cover the costs of renting out the space, buying props, and all the other financial malarky that goes into live theater. We've raised almost half our goal thus far, and you get tickets for donating, so go ahead and throw us a couple bones. In the words of Dorothy Parker, we'll "love you forever". Actually, I don't think Dorothy Parker said that...ever...but it's still true.
Yep. That's right. "Superior", that wonderful independent film I shot with Beyond the Porch Productions, up in the great state of Michigan, is having it's WORLD PREMIER this June at the Dances with Films Festival. Oh, and did you know that festival takes place at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood?! THE PLACE WITH ALL THE FAMOUS CEMENT?! The title link will take you to an article in Variety Magazine that announces both the Festival and us at it!
I couldn't be more excited for this, and a well deserved premier for the entire cast and crew of Superior. Great job gang. See you in June.
HollyWeb Festival. What a whirlwind. It seems like just yesterday, Tommy, Alex, Riley and I were screaming at each other, trying to figure out how we were going to get Dick Hopper, Private Eye off the ground and...wait...that was yesterday! But luckily, we've got another fantastic Web Fesitval under our belts, where we learned a TON, got to see some incredible web-series, and played dress up like real producers.
Here's a look at some of the magic:
Is that me in the corner, Bud Light in hand, shmoozin' like a pro? You bet Tommy's plaid pants it is.
Thanks so much to the HollyWeb Festival and congratulations to this years winners! See you again soon!
It's been a big week for "Dick Hopper, Private Eye", the web-series I acted in and am frantically helping produce...
But all the effort has been worth it because our OFFICIAL TRAILER is here!!
AND! Be sure to check us out TONIGHT in BLOCK 6 of the HollyWeb Festival! Boy, oh boy, it's a good day for loving Dick!
"We were just a bunch of wizards, hanging out in bars, listening to the BeeGees. It was the 70's man. Magic was way groovier back then."
Ah, the memories. Now that "Severus Snape and the Marauders" is done filming, I've been going through serious wolfsbane withdrawls and sleeping with my wand for comfort (SO UNCOMFORTABLE). So put on "How Deep Is Your Love", and come relive the glory days with me, in these NEW Behind the Scenes Photos from the set.
God bless a full, rich lip-tickler. The team at Dick Hopper, Private Eye is super stoked to announce that we are an OFFICIAL SELECTION for the International Moustache Film Festival in Portland, Maine this year! And this time, our sweet 'staches had EVERYTHING to do with our success (but really, when do they not...)
From the wonderful minds at Writer's Group Productions, comes a L337 web-series I was totes $T0k3d to be a part of. You should definitely watch the whole thing, but keep your eyes peeled in episode two for the flamboyant and murderous Sal, played by yours truly.
GAMERS follows the struggles of Ethan and Adrianne, two virtual virtuosos striving to keep the high-scores up and their bills down. When a missed payment on their electricity threatens to wipe them off the face of the gaming map, they must find another roomate to help lighten their financial overburden. However, as the quickly find, finding a high-level roomate is harder than tracking down a Resto-Druid in Molten Core.
Fun with McRuff and Lindsey. NEW DICK HOPPER PROMO!
Fighting crime is hard work. Sgt. McRuff and Lindsey show you how they stay in tip top shape for "Dick Hopper, Private Eye". Sponsered in part by TTYLaters, a family restaurant!
More "Dick Hopper" on the way! For now, enjoy!
Break out the black and white champagne! "Dick Hopper, Private Eye" (that wacky little web-series I produced, acted, and ate no less than 35 spinach sandwhiches in) was just named as an official selection for this year's HollyWeb Festival.
HollyWeb is an awesome festival dedicated to acknowledging excellence in independent online storytelling. In shorter terms, they're like Sundance for Web-Series!
Such an immense honor. Thanks HollyWeb!
The World's Most Dangerous Play comes to No Square Theater in Laguna Beach, CA, May 21-31!
Break out the bulletproof vests. Click the title for more info!
"I solemnly swear that we're up to no good."
Okay, when I was a kid, like most of my millennial generation, I was OBSESSED with Harry Potter. So when Broadstrokes Productions gave me a chance to re-ignite one of my childhood's deepest desires, and be a wizard in the world of Harry Potter, I accio'd at the chance.
Oh, and I'm not just any wizard, I'm REMUS FREAKIN' LUPIN.
The story tracks Severus Snape and The Marauders (James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew) through a conforntation the five of them have after graduating Hogwarts in 1978.
I'm still waiting for that acceptance letter to Hogwarts, but for now, this'll have to do.
A story about 1,300 miles of adventure, friendship and bicycle riding.
The first feature film from Beyond the Porch productions, Superior is a coming of age road movie about two 18-year-old cousins on a 1,300-mile bike ride along the shores of Lake Superior during the height of the Vietnam War in the summer of 1969.
I play one of the cousins, the recklessly sincere Derek Suntila.
It's one of the projects I'm most proud of by far. This past summer, the cast and crew of "Superior" traveled to Calumet, Michigan to live, work, and fight off heinous amounts of insects for this film. And it was worth every minute. Even the minutes I had to spend riding a two-speed bicycle in jean shorts. But don't take my word for it, check out the trailer, and see for yourself.
Currently, "Superior" is in it's final stages of post-porduction and preparing for the 2015 independent film festival circuit where it will no doubt blow minds and crush skulls.
Dick Hopper hasn't got a clue. But he doesn't need any. He has instincts, goddamn it.
"Dick Hopper, Private Eye" is a witty Noir spoof web-series from the wild minds at Fleming Films. They also happen to be the guys I did improv with in college.
In this series, slated for release in Fall 2015, I play Lindsey, the stoned-faced muscle for the town's Chief of Police. With justice in one hand, and a sandwhich in the other, I help Sgt. McRuff clean-up these dirty black and white streets, one punch at a time.