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Correa ’10 Tackles New Sketch Comedy Show, “Mis Pelis”

Remember Postponed? The web series was filmed on Wesleyan’s campus last year by a team that consisted of four Wes alumni: Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11Ian Park ’11, as well as recent grad Robby Hardesty ’12. The web series, written and produced by Correa, dealt with some serious job-finding, dream-fulfilling postgrad woes in a painfully self-deprecating way.  And although the cast is no longer living in a van or dumpster diving for food, the people behind Postponed are still alive and kicking in the internet video world.

Enter Mis Pelis, a high energy sketch show that tackles some of the most popular movies that have been released in recent months. Written and directed by Correa, the show stars him as well as one other familiar face: Andrew Santiago, who acted as the  fraudulent drama professor in Postponed. In Mis Pelis, the duo crack jokes, travel through time, and have an 8-bit showdown, among other things. Check out the third episode above, as well as episodes 1 and 2. As Correa explains it:

Atlas Sound Postponed Because of You Know What

Bring Dylan your ticket tomorrow for a refund.

Hoping to celebrate the end of Hurricane Sandy with Bradford Cox in the Chapel Thursday night? Bad news. The Atlas Sound show is postponed because of Sandy, but Dylan Bostick ’13 will be on hand in Usdan tomorrow to refund your ticket:

WAIT NEVERMIND. The show is being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. He will not be able to make it up for the show. Instead, bring me your ticket tomorrow at Usdan and I will give you your $5 back. So sorry everyone, look for the show in December or January…

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 10 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $5

Fund and Follow Creativity: The Postponed Project

“We are not telling a small story; this is a story that an entire generation has a stake in.”

Over the last year, Wesleyan has seen its fair share of students and alumni alike posting their own campaigns on the ever expanding Kickstarter site. Kickstarter has seen Wesleyan musical projects, like Mel & Josh are Recording an Album, brought to us by Mel Hsu ’12 and Josh Smith ’11, or From Source to Sea: A River Kickstarter, promoted by recent grad Sam Long ’12. Wesleyan students have campaigned dramatic productions as well. Daniel Obzetja ’12, used Kickstarter to fund his senior thesis film, Peter & the Paper Wolves, and Samantha Pearlman ’11, campaigned Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO. Then there was Susan Glatzer ’87’s swing-dancing documentary. Most prominently of all, Amanda Palmer ’98 managed to raise over a million dollars by crowdfunding her upcoming album project.

Among these already completed and successful Kickstarters lies one, from Wesleyan alumni Chris Correa10, that is looking to hit its funding goal by September 18th. Correa founded Future House Pictures, the production company behind the campaign, in his senior year at Wesleyan. His team includes Robert Hardesty ’12, Justin Douglas ’08, Ian Park ’11, Brian Velsor ’11 and Justin Schwartz ’11

Postponed Drops Season Finale

 “A lot more.”

For the much of Postponed’s first season, we’ve been watching lovable goofs Chris (Chris Correa ’10) and Robby (Robby Hardesty ’12) gallop around Wesleyan’s campus, stirring up trouble in an attempt to survive life after college. For the season finale, you’d expect more butt pirates of the same. Right? Wrong.

This finale is the opposite of Digornio. By which I mean, it delivers. And what it delivers is a combination of swanky party and epic heist. I don’t want to spoil anything, so instead I’ll draw you a metaphor picture. Imagine the hit movie Ocean’s 11. It’s a lot like that. No, they don’t steal the Bellagio, and no, Brad Pitt doesn’t appear in all his rugged handsomeness, but this final episode still delivers feisty, heisty, Oceany goods. If I recall George Clooney’s famous line from Ocean’s 11 correctly, “Tonight, we dine in Hell!”

Dine away, you internet scavengers, and enjoy this epic finale. The web series put out a call for extras just last week, so maybe you’ll spot yourself.

If you need to catch up, you can find the previous episodes here and here. As always, Postponed features Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 as directors; Gabe Elder ’11, Brian Velsor, and Ian Park as editors;  Chris Correa and Brian Velsor as writers; and Robby Hardesty ’12 and Chris Correa as actors.

Postponed “Extras” Request: Same Pay, Less Time

The Postponed web series recently sent out a call for extras to participate in the filming of their finale episode on Saturday.  The original call time was from 8 – 11:30 pm. That has now been changed to 8 – 10 pm. Here is what Chris Correa ’10 has to say: 

All will be paid 10 bucks. There will also be refreshments for all extras. You don’t need any acting talent, just the ability to occupy space.

Email futurehousepix(at)gmail(dot)com or ccorrea(at)gmail(dot)com if interested.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Pay: $10.00 plus refreshments

Here’s the most recent episode.

Postponed Drops Penultimate Episode, Seeks (Paid!) Extras

“It’s rare that you don’t remind me of a dumpster. And I know dumpsters.”

Ladies and Gentleman, the second to last episode of the Postponed web series is out. And this episode has it all. Featuring Chris Correa ’10, and Robby Hardesty ’12 as well as a handful of other Wespeople, Postponed continues with all the trials and tribulations that comes with living in a van with your homeless best friend.

We follow our protagonists Chris and Robby as they battle their evil foe, Damien the Admissions Officer, who in Episode Five, blackmails the duo into paying him money they don’t have. This puts a stress on the boys’ relationship, and what follows is a beautiful combination of Humans vs. Zombies, Shakespeare, man hugs, and ultimately, a confession.  (But first we get to see how to pull off a “butt pirate” costume.)

The best part of Episode Six? Its cliffhanger ending. Obviously, something big is going to happen in Episode Seven. If you want to prepare yourself for the epic season finale, catch up on the other episodes here, here, here, and here.

In related news, the Postponed team is seeking extras for its final episode, which is being filmed on Saturday, and they’re willing to offer pay(!!!). Details past the jump.

Postponed, Episode Five: Delayed Gratification

“Detroit Rock City! Detroit Rap City! I saw Eminem, right? I saw him in concert once.”

 For those of you who have followed the web series Postponed—and YouTube suggests there are many of you—feast your eyes on its newest (and fifth) episode. Brainchild of Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Robby Hardesty ’12, and featuring cameos of Wesleyan students and buildings alike, Postponed continues as postgrads Chris and Robby “come to grips with fame and all its trappings.”

More accurately, the episode follows the two protagonists as they chase girls, do sexy calisthenics in their car/house, and deal with a slightly shorter Gordon “Cheese” Pritchard: Chris renders his crush speechless and Robby’s hair makes him look like a drunk Nick Nolte.

Is being forced to remain on campus property the postgrad’s worst nightmare? Why was Will Smith’s mom replaced on The Fresh Prince? Watch episode five and get post-pwn’d. Here’s the link. As always, you can see previous episodes herehere, here, and here.

Postponed, Episode Four: Out Of The Vans and Into The Dumpsters

“Dude, dumpster diving is very serious business in some cultures in some places.”

Aaand we’re back. As promised, lovable bums Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12 write in with the latest episode of their web series baby, Postponed, this one with a little less sex and drugs and a little more garbage. Beneath all the financial frustration and unemployment despair, there’s also a musical number (whoah!) and a reasonably accurate depiction of a WestCo Open Mic. Look out for a few brief WesKid cameos, including the lovably fraternal sororal Rosy and Roxy ’14.

Failing gainful employment yet again (apparently comparing yourself to Charlie from Charlie’s Angels and a “lighter-skinned Morgan Freeman” doesn’t win you points in job interviews), our heroes turn to dumpster diving to make ends meet (which isn’t really so farfetched among Wesleyan alumni). Eventually they end up entertaining WestCo—sorry, Middletown College crowd in the hopes of winning $100 worth of food money. Who’s excited to graduate?

As always, Postponed consists of Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa acting. You can see past episodes herehere, and here, and a short interview with the creators here

Episode Three: Postponed Gets Crunk

On unemployment, partying, and “crazy monkey sex in the elevator of a freshman dorm.” Almost.

Put down that cover letter: Postponed, the weirdly prolific new alumni (mostly) web series about unemployed life on Wesle—sorry, Middleton’s campus, is back. Those first two episodes arrived brimming with ominously realistic jobless frustration and unbridled despair (actual line: “we’re too inexperienced for any job we give a shit about it; this place owes us something more than just monthly student loans”), so it’ s about time the whole crew lightened up. This time around, lovable vagrants Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12  go out and party the Wesleyan Middleton way: by downing Dubra from solo cups, broing out with wooden Buddha statues, and fantasizing about getting it on during Biology of Sex lectures. (You’ll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river while you’re living in a van down by the river, amiright?)

As usual, Postponed—via Future House Pictures—is filled to the brim with recent alums and a few current students, including but not limited to Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and  Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa starring. The crew put out a call for on-campus extras last month, so you might recognize some other faces in the mix, too, if you’re not too distracted by the sex, drugs, and vodka.) (Someone probably told Postponed they aren’t sexy enough, because this episode starts with morning sex in a van and ends with a threat to “stick my sexy love tongue up your sexy, sexy grill, baby.”) (“More like PostBoned,” reviewed some rando on the ACB.)

You can watch the episode here, see past episodes here and here, find a brief interview with the creators here, and click past the jump for a few embeds for the hell of it. The next webisode is coming next week (oh!), so watch fast and die young.

Postponed Drops Second Webisode, Seeks Extras

“In the Hipster Revolution, the poor become the rich. And the rich—they’re the poor!”

A few weeks ago we posted the debut webisode of Postponed, a titillating new Wes-based web series about unemployed life on the sketchiest outskirts of Wesleyan’s campus, produced by a ragged group of mostly recent alums who may or may not know a thing or two about the subject in question. Among the notables: Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and  Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa starring. The campus in question is referred to as Middleton, but who’s kidding?

“This narrative will hit home with many from our cadre of recent graduates who are unemployed or who have friends experiencing it,” explained the creators. No [expletive]ing [expletive]! Episode one was arguably a bit more despairing than funny, brimming with bleak tirades on living in a trailer, lashing out at your alma mater, and still hitting on freshman girls. The follow-up branches out a bit, exploring Relevant Subjects in Today’s Youth Culture, including but not limited to: free hugs, becoming a hipster, eating in WesWings, lying about employment (or lackthereof), lying about employment while eating in WesWings and becoming a hipster, and Ulysses. Keep watching, because the best confrontation arrives about nine minutes in.