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Audition for Calendar Year!

From Jonathan Tang ’18:

“Calendar Year” explores the domestic, romantic and quietly dramatic lives of a couple living together over the course of a year.

Jodie and Peter have been together a while. Through the series, we witness their intimate conversations, little revelations ancalendar yeard maybe gain some insight into what it means to be “together.”

Sides will be provided and everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Location: Usdan 108
Monday, Feb 1st, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 7.00-9.00pm
Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 4.00-6.00pm

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693732950869017/
Signup Sheet: https://goo.gl/xyR6vd

Contact Us:
Benjamin Yap (director): byap[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Jonathan Tang (producer): jktang[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Joey Ellis (producer): jmellis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Produced in Association with Cardinal Pictures

Date: Monday, February 1, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM, 7:00-9:00 PM, and 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108

MethodTV: What is MethodTV?

From our friends at Method:

What is MethodTV? Shit. Find out.

Come if you are interested in writing/producing/filming television, web series, short films, sketches, music videos and or any other kind video content under the sun.

We have begun preliminary production on several new projects and are looking to assemble crews ASAP. That being said, we are looking for new and FRESH ideas and good clean people. make your dreams into a video reality!!

what are those: http://www.method-magazine.com/methodtv/

Date: Today, September 22
Time: 6-7pm
Place: 41 Wyllys (where? who knows??)

Comedy Web Series Auditions

From Willie Zabar ’16 and Dan Froot ’16:

Willie Zabar ’16 and Dan Froot ’16 have been writing a comedic web series, and now all they need is you! Though not required, comedy and acting experience is a plus.

Dates and times: Friday, November 14th from 5:oopm – 7:oopm; Saturday November 15th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Usdan, room 110

Wes Alums Make Web Series, Give Film Majors Shred of Hope for Post-Grad Creative Fulfillment

Boychicks” fans rejoice: Josh Margolin ’11 and Charlie Alderman ’11 just made the interwebs a little bit brighter with the release of “New Partner,” a web series about “a young hotshot cop…who keeps getting his partners killed.” Margolin (of “New Girl” and, more importantly, “Enrolled” fame) stars as said hotshot alongside other glamorous working actors like Wayne Knight and Nick Searcy. Finally we can all breathe a sigh of relief about the fate of the comedy crisis on campus. Check out the first episode below, and watch to your heart’s content at their website.

Boychicks Six: Back to School

Julian Silver ’12 and Josh Margolin ’11 (the boychicks) are back with a sixth episode, this time recreating the awkwardness of high school in their apartment. Leisurely Axe-spraying by makeshift shoe-box lockers, mentions of both The Great Gatsby and On the Road in ‘English class’, and sexual tension leading up to an underwater-themed semiformal abound.

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

Will Feinstein Makes Lioness Perform Athletic Task, Films It

“I think the setup is: ‘Laugh at Lioness While Lioness Frailly Tries to do This Physical Task'”

Trill Feinstein ’13 is bored (well, you can’t be a rap sensation 24/7), so he’s speed-editing outtakes from Wes Pacific (you know, that web series he created?) and popping them out like chickens. Think of it like Wes Pacific’s special features. These are the deleted scenes. And they’re about to make your Wessickness much, much worse.

In the first segment, Feinstein treks into Lionessrise, otherwise known as LoRise A5, and challenges challenges the burly, well-toned fitness freaks of Lioness to a chin-up contest. “We’re basically proving that we are all very unathletic, skinny people,” observes percussive demon John Snyder ’12, who went on to win seven Oscars for his performance. The clip features an introduction by Future Islands shortly before their April performance with Cloud Nothings; according to Feinstein, a full interview is forthcoming, which is pretty awesome news.

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.